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Pollution Pods

22 August 2019 @ 7:00 pm1 September 2019 @ 7:00 pm


Michael Pinsky’s interactive and eye-opening artwork, enables audiences to experience differing air qualities amongst the world’s least and most polluted cities.

How clean is our air?

Experience some of the most polluted cities in the world from the safety of these glorious and sustainably made pods.

Your journey starts in a pod recreating the pristine environment of Tautra, a remote Norwegian island. Enjoy breathing in that clean-smelling air, and steel yourself to continue through to the pods with some of the lowest air quality in the world: London, New Delhi, Beijing and São Paulo.

Each pod safely *simulates* the polluted environments of these cities rather than exposing you to the serious levels of ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide that their occupants breathe in every day.

Are you ready to take a whiff of the smog of London or Beijing? And how does Melbourne compare?Visit the EPA (Environment Protection Authority) AirWatch to find out more.

Presented in partnership with White Night Melbourne and the EPA.

Treasury Gardens

22 August – 1 September

  • 22–23 August open 7pm–midnight, as part of White Night Melbourne Reimagined
  • 24 August open 7pm–2am, as part of White Night Melbourne Reimagined
  • 25 August – CLOSED
  • 26 August–28 August open 11am–6pm
  • 29–30 August open 11am–8pm
  • 1 September open 11am–6pm

Michael Pinsky will also give the Hugh Williamson Lecture


22 August 2019 @ 7:00 pm
1 September 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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Treasury Gardens
2-18 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC Australia


Ellie Michaelides
03 8344 6106
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Suitable for:
Secondary students, Adults, Everyone
Environment and nature, Innovation and technology
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