Inflatable Giant Syringe



Pressure the university to sign the open covid pledge

The Project:

A giant inflatable syringe was installed on the grounds of Melbourne University


Make one

What worked?

It made us aware of the impact of a novel, physical object in a public space.

Other Notes:

Australia has many ‘giant’ objects (Giant Prawn, Giant Pineapple etc) in prime tourist locations and this study of the vernacular led to the idea of the giant syringe.

    A set of instructions exists on how to make this work

Reflections from Greg Giannis

If someone else were going to make/use/do something like this, what advice would you give them?

Look at the available resources and get an idea of how you will approach the making of the inflatable. Experiment with a smaller prototype to get a feel for the materials and process, and to help decide how to proceed. Have fun!!!

About this project
  • Tessa Marshall
  • Greg Giannis

July, 2020


Australia, Melbourne

5 x 1 x 1 m

Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Download Original/High-Resolution File: GiantSyringeInstructions.pdf