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    Skywhales at Sunrise

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    Experience the magic of Patricia Piccinini's Skywhale & Skywhalepapa as they come to life in Albury this April, on the first stop of the Skywhales  'Every Heart Sings' National Tour.

    Watch the 30-metre sculptures slowly rise from the ground in the pre-dawn glow, as you snuggle up with a blanket and thermos.

    Entry is free, gates open from 5am.

    The surreal creatures gradually inflate over 90 minutes, reaching their full height around sunrise, shortly after 6.30am.

    Please feel free to join the event at any time after the gates open.
    Weather permitting, the Skywhale family will be released into the sky at sunrise, and travel for around 40 minutes before returning to earth.

    An unforgettable event co-hosted by AlburyCity and Murray Art Museum Albury in partnership with the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

    Poor weather may postpone this event to following morning.
    Please ensure you opt-in for communications from the Skywhales team when you book your ticket. Updates will be sent out in the lead up to the event, including the morning of the event, relating to weather conditions for ballooning.

    We are COVID Safe

    We have a COVID-19 Safety Plan and are committed to keeping you safe.

    • We practice physical distancing, please ensure you maintain a space of 1.5m from others at all times while visiting our facility
    • We wash and sanitise our hands frequently
    • We facilitate COVID Safe record keeping - a QR code is available for registration for contact tracing purposes only
    • We are committed the wellbeing of our people and our community

    If you feel unwell, we ask that you do not attend.

    Remember that COVID-19 symptoms can include fever, cough, runny nose, headache or shortness of breath.

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