Skywhales: Tales and Tails with Patricia Piccinini


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Patricia Piccinini’s majestic Skywhales—two monumental sculptures in the form of hot-air balloons—are coming to Melbourne!

Soak up all things Skywhales with a series of activities here at MPavilion before the whole family takes flight across Melbourne’s skies for the first time.

Your family is invited to hear the tale of the Skywhale family in her new children’s book ‘Every Heart Sings,’ read by Patricia herself.

Then from 6pm, Patricia will be in conversation with wildlife scientist and marine mammal expert Dr. Vanessa Pirotta. Learn everything there is to know about these extraordinary creatures, their more typical journeys through the ocean and how their wondrous evolution became the inspiration behind Patricia’s Skywhales.

Keen knitters are encouraged to come along for a yarn and meet others working on their Skywhalemama knitting pattern, developed by Canberra knitter Katy Griffis.

And if you haven’t already, sign up here to express your interest in attending the launch event and stay up to date with all the latest Skywhales information and program news

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.