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Pop-Up Public Pianos Are Coming Back To Melbourne

By James Shackell
30th Nov 2017


If you see random pianos scattered around the city next year, this is why. It’s called Play Me I’m Yours, an international public piano exhibition that’s popped up in over 55 cities around the world. Next January, it’s our turn.

You might remember these pianos from 2014 when British artist Luke Jerram brought them out for a summer run. They were pretty popular. Anyone can sit down and start tickling the ivories, even if your repertoire stops at Chopsticks.

Next year’s exhibition is thanks to the Arts Centre, who wanted to bring back the piano trend, this time with even more pianos (there’s 20 this time), and new designs, commissioned from some of the city’s hottest up-and-coming artists, as well as local community groups. Most of the instruments are pre-loved and restored too, which is sweet.

The exact piano locations are yet to drop, so watch this space. You bet there’ll be plenty scattered around the Arts precinct, Southbank, Fed Square and CBD. Beyond that, who knows.

If you need us, we’ll be practicing. Now, where was Middle C...

The Details

What: Pop-up public pianos
Where: All over Melbourne
When: 19 January – 4 February
For more info, click here

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Image credit: Arts Centre 

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