Friday, August 5, 2011

What's on at Docklands: Urban Realities Design Challenge, Sunday Market, Home Show Giveaway & Glow Top 40 at Medibank Icehouse

Urban Realities Design Challenge
If you didn’t make it down last week to see the Urban Reality teams in action, be sure to come down and see the results this weekend before the structures are taken down. The 3 day live design challenge included 10 teams drawing on their creative and practical skills to build a modern site in just 72 hours.

The participants ate, slept and worked on site to get the job done all whilst interacting with the public and using social media to win votes. The winning team, Dirtybuoy, wanted to embrace Melbourne’s water in their design, and created a water wall installation. One wall was made of 1500 snap locked bags filled with water from different sections of the Yarra, resulting in a spectrum
of different coloured water. The second were tubs filled with water pumped direct from the Yarra.

Click here to see the winning design as well as all pictures of the remaining teams design work.

This weekend is your very last chance to view the art before the structures are removed.
Click here for more info about the challenge and the site locations.

Sunday Market
The Sunday Market located at Docklands features something for everyone, and now is now conveniently located under cover for Winter. The market offers fashion, accessories, arts and crafts. You'll find Australian beauty products, Bonsai trees, handmade flowers, reclaimed wood furniture, second hand books, candles and much more from the talented craftspeople of Melbourne.

For a well deserved rest, stop for lunch at nearby Bluefire, featuring flame grilled meat & seafood carved right at your table until you say "no more"!

Where: The Docklands Sunday Market is located at 425 Docklands Drive, next to the Waterfront City Pavilion in Docklands
When: Sundays, 10am-5pm
For more information visit

Herald Sun Home Show Ticket Giveaway
Australia’s biggest home building and renovation show is just around the corner! The Herald Sun Home show is returning this month to Melbourne. See the latest trends in renovations, building, home improvements and outdoor living, and get hundreds of new ideas, free expert advice, and free seminars.

We have a double pass to give away: Just send through your name & address to with ‘Home Show Giveaway’ in the subject field to be in the draw to win!

Participating Docklands restaurants also have a limited number of tickets to give away.
Spend a minimum of $30 at Livebait or Grill 66, or purchase a large dish at Saganaki to be eligible. Get in quick to the restaurants, as the free passes are only available whilst stocks last!

When: The Herald Sun Home Show runs from Thu 18 August until Sun 21
Where: Melbourne Exhibition Centre, 2 Clarendon Street, Southbank
For more information on the Home Show please visit

Glow Top 40 at Medibank Icehouse
Hit the dance floor of a different nature this Saturday night- on the ice rink! Skate along at Medibank Icehouse to a countdown of the week's top hits.

Get into the theme of the Glow Top 40 by wearing white to enhance your glow factor, or get some great glow products on the night. Each week you can enjoy DJs, fantastic lighting effects, on-ice dancing and loads of giveaways.

Where: Medibank Icehouse, 105 Pearl River Rd, Docklands
When: Saturdays 7pm- Midnight
For more information visit


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