Massive artwork unveiled at the Exhibition Building


A beautiful 26-metre-tall artwork, Sylph of Spring, has been unveiled over the facade of the Exhibition Building.

  • Kerrie O’Brien
  • The Age

Usually seen inside the World Heritage-listed building, the piece is part of a work on the interior dome, designed by John Ross Anderson for the opening of federal parliament in 1901.

The Sylph has been reinterpreted and printed on to shade cloth, to hide the construction underway as part of the building renovations.

Once complete, the renovations will allow the public to walk around the dome, inspired by the Dome Promenade, a popular attraction from the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, as well as a…

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