Aurora named after the Roman goddess of the dawn, Aurora's inverted cargo net makes a symbolic connection to Docklands' history as Victoria's most important port.
Aurora' is a 14 metre high stainless steel piece commissioned by the State Government. A crucial element in Geoff Bartlett's design was that 'Aurora' should present strikingly different characters by day and by night, is lit from within to create a glowing orb floating above the street. The piece encourages pedestrians to walk through it's legs and look upwards, to " focus their attention away from the everyday and to reflect upon the work and the sky beyond "
Aurora, Victoria Point, Melbourne Docklands, corner of Harbour Esplanade and Bourke Street