CBD (Docklands) - Sperm Whale

72 BIG Fish from the 2006 Commonwealth Games | Sperm Whale

One of seventy-two 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.

Fun Fact! The sculptures were intended to be placed in public view for tourism and many of these wonderful sculptures have ended up in strange places. There are three inside Melbournes Trade Centre. This is the Sperm Whale. If anything it's a small thing but it's native to the Dominica.

I was approached by security while snapping photos. I had to explain what I was doing and show him my photos to prove I was taking photos of sculptures and not the buildings layout. We have the same rule in gaming venues likely for the same reason. He allowed me to continue Photographing and taking selfies but be aware the staff do get antsy and being assertive and politeness goes a long way.

72 BIG Fish from the 2006 Commonwealth Games | Sperm Whale72 BIG Fish from the 2006 Commonwealth Games | Sperm Whale

📍 Degani - World Trade Centre (lvl 2)