Fish Creek - Two to the Power of Fish

72 BIG Fish from the 2006 Commonwealth Games | Fish Creek

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.

So here's an interesting Fish. Fish Creek already had a BIG Fish. The BIG Dead Fish atop the local pub and they must have been so excited by this project because when they received their fish and found him firly damaged from it's Yarra River parade they petitioned for a second fish to take both damaged scuptures and created one whole sculpture. 

Fish Creek received the Blue Tang native to Montserrat and the French Angelfish, native to St Kitts & Nevis


2006 Commonwealth Games Fish.2006 Commonwealth Games Fish.