Arts Centre Melbourne's latest public art installation, Big Horse officially started this morning. With Arts Centre Melbourne's Forecourt converted into an equestrian paddock, cartloads of kids and their families are adorning the 4 metre-tall horse sculpture with colourful flowers constructed from recycled materials at workstations around the artwork until Sunday 20 January.
Big Horse will be open to the public on Arts Centre Melbourne's Forecourt from Wednesday 16 - Sunday 20 January and continues the charge of summer entertainment including War Horse, family circus Oh Suivant!, gravity defying one-man-show Leo and the international dance sensation Blaze the Show.
Bamboo poles, sticks and other recycled materials have been used to create the towering four metre-tall horse sculpture. Constructed by sculptor Amanda King, the Big Horse frame will be gradually covered in flowers crafted out of recycled materials by kids and their families. Amanda King has built 'Big Things' for The Commonwealth Games, Adelaide Festival, Sydney Festival and Riverfestival in Brisbane, including a Big Tasmanian Devil, a Big Dingo and a Giant Dugong.