Met Art World transforms scrap metal into art

City of Port Phillip
Port Melbourne is now home to Australia’s largest metal art gallery with the opening of a new attraction that blends art and play.

Met Art World features an impressive display of over 200 metal sculptures ranging from metal tankard mugs to larger than life dinosaurs and superhero sculptures.

Gallery Manager Ciel Dong said that all the sculptures are handmade from scrap metal and recycled materials.

“The metal artworks are made using anything from nails to car engines to form beautiful sustainable artworks.”

Ms Dong described Met Art World as an interactive art playground for all ages.

“We’re not your usual art gallery where children are not allowed to play, run, touch and hold. At Met Art World we really encourage people to explore the sculptures and enjoy the works,” she said.

“We really want to build this place as a playground for art and education.”

Met Art World’s sculptures can be purchased directly from the gallery.

“If someone has the space to take our giant four-metre Transformer sculpture back to their home garden, they can do just that,” Ms Dong joked.

The gallery’s second floor displays its fantasy starry sky exhibition in a combination of technology and a world of lights, mirrors and shadows. Visitors can explore 12 different themed rooms including the candy maze, enchanted forest, 360° tunnel, jellyfish maze and many more.

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