If you’ve visited Jackalope on the Mornington Peninsula, you’ll know that the Jackalopes have got a keen eye for art!
Since they’re also great at marketing, you’ve also probably heard of their new art installation in St Kilda, Rain Room.
Currently rain Room is set up on the roof of a car park behind The Prince Hotel in St Kilda, although the clever folk at Jackalope have named it the Jackalope Pavillion. Trust me on this though – it’s just a giant box on top of a car park!
From street level the structure itself is really interesting, with an exterior of white scaffolding, which in a way resembles a cloud. Maybe because I know what’s inside, I’m overthinking it..?
Once inside guests get to enjoy approximately fifteen minutes of walking around in the torrential rain, without getting wet. Well, mostly. A slow walk through the rain and you’ll stay dry, but any sudden movements and you’re gonna get a soaking!
As art installations go, it’s a really fun experience and can be enjoyed by the whole family, although if you’re taking kids you can guarantee they’ll be going home wet!
The Rain Room is destined to be installed at the new Jackalope hotel which is currently under construction on Flinders Lane. With a series of weather themed features the hotel will apparently be 16 stories tall, have a frosted glass exterior and will be topped off with a cumulus cloud shaped rooftop bar. Melbourne’s CBD Jackalope is sure to be a popular venue for events in Melbourne once it opens in 2020.
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