The installation explores the meaning of pools in Australia’s lifestyle, landscape and cultural story-telling. Visitors are invited to dip their feet into the shallow pool – it’s more a wading pool so don’t expect an Olympic-sized 50m experience! Or you can admire the water from the surrounding the bleachers, wooden decking and deck chairs.
Make sure you take a deep breath as a scent has been especially designed to enhance the installation.
After experiencing the space around and inside the pool, visit the gallery behind the installation. The exhibition reflects on aquatic life with a social, political and cultural lens.
You can hear and read stories from personalities such as Ian Thorpe, Christos Tsiolkas and Paul Kelly.
This summer sit on poolside and reflect on one of Australia’s major cultural icons. Note that children under the age of 5 must be accompanied into the pool by an adult and children under 10 years have to be supervised.
- Take a small towel if you expect to go into the water;
- Pool is approximately 30cm deep (knee height for an adult) so no need to change into bathers;
- Nearest bathrooms are outside the exhibition space; and
- children under the age of 5 must be accompanied into the pool by an adult and children under 10 years have to be supervised.
The Pool, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square
Daily until Sunday 18 February 2018