Cruise through the River Yarra’s historical swim sites this March and hear all about the past and future of Melbourne’s river swimming culture — on a boat tour organised by Open House Melbourne for their Waterfront programme, presented as part of Melbourne Design Week.
The speakers on the tour include Lovell Chen’s Felicity Strong, who joins Michael O’Neill of Yarra Pools, Monique Woodward of architect WOWOWA and Melbourne Design Week international guest Marjetica Potră, designer of the temporary art installation King’s Cross Pond (London).
Waterfront is a programme of conversations and special events that are aimed at an exploration of the role design plays in the rethinking of Melbourne’s relationship to water.
Waterfront : River Swim … boat tour : 2-4pm Sunday 17 March 2019
tickets : https://www.openhousemelbourne.org
[ image: Sunday Reed swimming at Bulleen in 1945, by Albert Tucker : courtesy State Library of Victoria ]
Waterfront is presented by Open House Melbourne as part of Melbourne Design Week — an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.
Melbourne Design Week : 14-24 March 2019