Melbourne love locks will be transformed into intricate works of art and auctioned to raise money for charity.
The City of Melbourne has partnered with Craft Victoria to ask artists to repurpose the 20,000 love locks that were removed from the Southbank footbridge in May 2015.
These locks were attached by members of the general public as acts of devotion to a loved one and as such have enormous sentimental value. Their removal was necessary due to safety concerns and damage to the bridge which was never intended to carry so much added weight – both emotional and physical.
The repurposed works of art and jewellery will culminate in an exhibition, documentation project and charity auction at Melbourne Town Hall in 2016.
Read more about the Expressions of Interest process here