Pigeons of Melbourne
Temporary Public Art: Pigeons of Melbourne (AKA Pink
Sculptor/Artist: © Omega Goodwin
Description: Hot pink fibreglass pigeons.
Location: Everywhere in Melbourne CBD, just look
Funded By: City of
Melbourne's Arts Grant Program
History: What the City of
Melbourne needs during the on set of winter, is a flock of pink pigeons to cheer it up. Omega Goodwin, one of
12 recipients of a Young Artist Grant, spent his $3,600 on uplifting Melburnians
during the winter months of 2007. Placed randomly throughout the City, this temporary public artwork, has been
amusing locals and tourists alike. The project was sponsored / funded by the City
of Melbourne's Arts Grant Program. Omega created 200 of these hot pink pigeons with various looks
(between 5-6 variations). The birds were originally sculpted from clay, then painted with silicone before a three
piece mould was made. The bright pink was chosen to contrast with the drab grey winter skies. Following the
project Omega plans to flog the flock, you can find out more on the Pink Pigeons website.
People often forget that everything has a silver lining - that there is beauty in all that
The Portugese Man-O-War, Blue Ringed Octopus and Black Dragonfish are the most deadly marine
creatures in the ocean, yet they're also the most beautiful.
Like the marine world, the most unappealing parts of the city are often overlooked and commonly
disregarded as also the most beautiful. The city pigeons are the epitome of this debate.
Often remarked as 'rats with wings', their behaviour is often overlooked.
This installation aims to highlight their silver lining and remind us that there is beauty in all
that surrounds us.
For full artist's statement and purchase enquires, visit www.pinkpigeons.net.
City of Melbourne, Living the Arts, Brunetti, K.
Supported by the City of Melbourne
through the Arts Grants Program
Can't shoe these pigeons away !
There Is One In Every Flock : Some
people just can't help themselves!
Thought to Ponder : How many of these
200 pink pigeons have survived the streets of Melbourne without being stolen?