Giant ants will be infesting Federation Square this July 3-8 and they will be recruiting children as helpers in their colony.

Ants, the latest creation from Polyglot Theatre, will see human sized ants take over in a large-scale treasure hunt.
Patrolling the pavements in search for food for the winter, the colossal creepy-crawlies will invite children to help them seek out huge paper breadcrumbs hiding in corners, under stairs, beneath benches and in trees throughout Federation Square. Children will swarm across the space, working together to collect the big paper parcels and bring them back to the nest, arranging and playing with them in an unending cycle of industrious activity.

The pervasive artwork is inspired by the role of work in the modern world and children’s capacity to combine work with play. The ants are solidly intent upon the task, focused on the collection of food. Their single-minded purpose is addictive and children join in the toil, transforming a labour into a game.

Date: Tuesday 3rd July 2012
Time: 10am, 11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm or 4pm (please choose one)
Venue: Federation Square, meet at entrance to BMW Edge
RSVP: [email protected]