Altona is hosting the Australian premiere of the Powerslide game played on a giant inflatable artwork, as part of Harrington Square shopping centre’s March makeover.

The competition takes place on an installation by renowned artist David Cross titled Level Playing Field – a cross between sport and art – from March 28-30.

Anyone over 12 is invited to put together a team of six and take part at scheduled times.

The game involves navigating through an inflatable structure while opponents create hurdles along the way.

The event is part of a Hobsons Bay council initiative to activate Harrington Square with public art and events.

People are being invited to help create a large-scale ground mural on Friday, March 15, from 3-6pm and Saturday, March 16, from 10am-1pm.

Gloves and aprons will be provided but participants need to wear old shoes and clothing. Registration is required via the Creative City Facebook event at facebook.com/creativecityhobsonsbay

Buy something from the square and with a receipt of purchase people can print their own free tote bag on March 15 and 22 from 1-5pm.

Councillor Tony Briffa said the council had worked with Altona Village Traders Association and Harrington Square traders to bring the events to the square.

“In addition to a fresh new look with new seating and planting, the square will come alive with interactive events and activities for different ages and interests,” Cr Briffa said.

Register for the Powerslide competitions, at www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov/harringtonsquare or email arts@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au