Melbourne has 3 exciting adventures for you to take a part in, from puzzle trails to choose your adventures.
Will you investigate a mysterious murder, save your best friend who has been kidnapped, or help three sages prevent Melbourne’s destruction?
Only one thing is for certain, it’s your adventure.
Find out more about the adventures by clicking on the images below:
Writing Our Melbourne was developed by the Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature especially for Jaipur Literature Festival Melbourne. JLF Melbourne was held in collaboration with Melbourne Writers Festival, Teamwork Arts, and Fed Square, supported by the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne for Asia TOPA.
We charged the Writing our Melbourne team’s editor Meelee Soorkia and our three Indian expat writers with examining the question, ‘What is our Melbourne?’
Written by: Rashmi Patel, Art by: Connor O’brien and Emily Craven, Narration by: Kevin Powe
Navigate through some of Melbourne’s best-known streets as you help three Indian sages save the city of Melbourne from chaos and destruction.
This interactive adventure takes you through some of the famous landmarks of central business district of Melbourne, including the Forum Theatre, Grand Hyatt hotel, Scots’ Church, and the Burke and Wills statue. This 1-km trail will take around 30 to 40 minutes to complete by walking. Physical activities such as climbing steps, jumping, spinning and knocking are involved.
This adventure starts at Federation Square in Melbourne’s CBD. This story was funded thanks to the Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature.
Written by: Aparna Ananthuni, Art by: Connor O’brien and Emily Craven, Narration by: Kevin Powe
Investigate a mysterious murder and discover another Melbourne – a perilous world of myth, magic, secret societies and revenge.
You’re an ambitious wannabe PI who’s moved to Melbourne to solve strange cases. And you didn’t have to wait long for one – the murder of ‘Maricha the Magician’, who was shot by an arrow on the steps of Flinders Street Station. The Body and arrow have disappeared and, even stranger, now nobody seems to remember the murder, including the police! You soon realise that to solve this case, you must explore another Melbourne: one filled with magic, myths and secret societies that will do anything to hold onto power.
Will you find The Golden Deer? Or will you fall under its spell?
This adventure starts at the top of the steps at Federation Square in Melbourne’s CBD. This story was funded thanks to the Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature.
Written by: Chetna Prakash, Art by: Connor O’brien and Emily Craven, Narration by: Kevin Powe
Your best friend Saloni has been kidnapped!
If you want to see her alive again, you will need to do exactly as her kidnappers say.
Along the way, you will solve riddles to meet the kidnappers demands, learn about works of art and sculpture in the Melbourne CBD, and discover lost connections between India and Australia. And maybe, just maybe learn who is behind the recent robberies from the National Gallery of Victoria.
This adventure requires you to solve riddles to continue with the story and starts at the ACMI Entrance in Federation Square in Melbourne CBD. This story was funded thanks to the Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature.