CBD (Docklands) - BIG John Dory


72 BIG Fish from the 2006 Commonwealth Games | John DoryJohn Dory BIG Fish of Victoria. One of 72 BIG Fish created for the 2006 Commonwealth Games

One of seventy-two (technically 71) large aquatic sea creatures created by MotherWorks for the opening ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games. 

For every country that competed in the Games an aquatic sea creature, native to that country was created and floated across 36 barges down the Yarra River in an amazing sound and light display

After the Commonwealth Games concluded 62 of the sculptures were offered to councils through out Victoria to boost tourism. Many of the sculptures found permanent homes and sadly, since the sculptures weren't designed for the outdoor elements, between the Yarra River and councils placing them outdoors, many sculptures perished.

The BIG John Dory is an easy one for me. It's native to my home country, New Zealand. The John Dory is the last sculpture located in Wharf Lane. Don't forget to check out my 2006 Commonwealth Games TAG for more BIG Fish locations