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The new pedestrian and cyclist overpass at Hoppers Crossing Station, features artwork from artist, Peter Atkins.

18 February 2022

The new pedestrian and cyclist overpass at Hoppers Crossing Station, features artwork from local artist, Peter Atkins.

The piece, titled ‘TRACKwork’, uses more than 11,000 tiles and was inspired by train tickets used across the western suburbs during the 20th century.

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New art piece coming to Caroline Springs park

18 February 2022

The Avenue Park in Caroline Springs will be home to a new public artwork, commissioned by Melton council, for the community to enjoy.

Ms Oakley was commissioned to do the artwork by Melton council’s Public Arts Sub-Committee, with support from public art consultant T Projects, through a competitive selection process.

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Artwork paying homage to wetlands for the new Merinda Park Station.

18 February 2022

Artwork paying homage to Cranbourne wetlands will provide a luminescent entryway to the new Merinda Park Station.

Designed by internationally-recognised Australian artist Catherine Woo, the artwork will adorn the ceilings of the station entrances with rippling patterns that reflect the area’s ecological history.

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New artwork set to make a splash

18 February 2022

A new artwork paying homage to Cranbourne wetlands will provide a vibrant entryway to the new Merinda Park Station.

The artwork, by Australian artist Catherine Woo, will adorn the ceilings of the station entrances with rippling patterns that reflect the area’s ecological history.

Rings will ripple out from the station’s entrance columns to create the impression of glistening water on the surface of the wetlands.

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Public artwork announced for Merinda Park Station

18 February 2022

Designed by internationally recognised Australian artist, Catherine Woo, the artwork will adorn the ceilings of the station entrances with rippling patterns that reflect the area’s ecological history.

The artwork has been designed to respond to the movement and changing viewpoint of pedestrians and rail passengers who use the new station at Merinda Park and will be installed later this year.

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Public artwork at Hoppers Crossing
a colourful ticket through time

18 February 2022

The overpass features public artwork by local artist Peter Atkins, called TRACKwork, inspired by unique train tickets used by passengers from the western suburbs throughout the twentieth century. Tiles are used to display the art on the floor of the 70m overpass, in a contemporary take on a classic railway experience influenced by the London Underground, Paris Metro and the New York Subway.

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Old Geelong Road Level Crossing Removal Update

18 February 2022

While the Old Geelong Road level crossing is a thing of the past and removed late last year, Hoppers Crossing history lives on in artwork that’s currently being installed at the new station overpass. The new pedestrian and cyclist overpass will feature a colourful tiled walkway by Melbourne artist Peter Atkins, inspired by train tickets from journeys in the west during the 20th century.

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Back to the future at Hoppers Crossing

18 February 2022

Hoppers Crossing history lives on in artwork that’s currently being installed at the new station overpass. The new pedestrian and cyclist overpass will feature a colourful tiled walkway by Melbourne artist Peter Atkins, inspired by train tickets from journeys in the west during the 20th century.

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This is
Richard Briggs

21 December 2021

This is Richard Briggs. Richard is the artist behind the wonderful line art at the Cherry Street plaza. The art captures the landscape and character of Werribee. You can view Richard's artwork and more when exploring Werribee's new public spaces as part of the Level Crossing Removal Project's walking tour at the sites of the former Cherry Street and Werribee Street level crossings.

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The Ferguson Street level crossing is officially gone for good!

21 December 2021

We said goodbye to our 56th level crossing on Friday when trains resumed on the Williamstown Line, stopping at the brand-new North Williamstown Station.

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Heavy Harry at Ferguson Street

25 November 2021

Heavy Harry was the heaviest steam powered train to ever operate in Victoria and will form the basis of some public artwork around the station.

Created by leading contemporary artist and photographer James Voller, the artwork will be printed on perforated steel panels encasing one of the station’s ground level utility buildings

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Artwork inspired by Werribee

1 December 2021

The new underpass and plaza area feature artwork inspired by Werribee itself. Artist Richard Briggs created Community Recordings, a series of artworks inspired by conversations and engagement with the Werribee community. The artworks document aspects of the urban and natural landscape, and the people that live in the Werribee area.

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Heavy Harry locomotive to
feature in artwork

17 November 2021

A legendary locomotive is being featured through public art as part of a project to remove the dangerous Ferguson Street level crossing and build a new North Williamstown Station. ‘Heavy Harry’, the heaviest steam powered train to ever operate in Victoria, will now form the basis of public artwork to encase one of the station’s ground level buildings, set to house power and signalling equipment

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Planning for new £805m hospital at Overdale submitted

16 November 2021

A planning application for a new £804.5m hospital in Jersey has been submitted.

The hospital, at Overdale in St Helier, would have a greater patient capacity than Jersey General Hospital, with more single en-suite rooms available to all patients, the application said.

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New public spaces added to a modern Hallam Station precinct

22 October 2021

Hallam station will feature a public artwork by internationally renowned Australian artist, Rose Nolan, will complement the new station’s modern architectural design. The artwork, titled You Me Us Here Now, will appear underneath the rail bridge in opposite directions to reflect the coming and going of passengers.

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Artwork and shared use path unveiled for Hallam

13 August 2021

Work is continuing at Hallam Road to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing and build a new rail bridge and modern station.

Once built, the new rail bridge’s underside will come to life, featuring a bold, integrated public artwork by internationally renowned Australian artist Rose Nolan.

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Linear Park Public Art - Have Your Say!

July 2021

Melton City Council is commissioning a professional artist to create public artworks in Linear Park, beside St Vincent Way, Caroline Springs.

This page contains key information about the project and provides community members with the opportunity to provide feedback.

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Cherry Street
public art

22 May 2021

Contemporary Artist Richard Briggs has been selected to produce an artwork for Cherry Street. His simplified line drawings explore communities, encouraging the viewer to look at streets and places in a different way.

 

 

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New artwork at Hoppers Crossing Station

31 March 2021

TRACKwork is an art project that explores our collective social, cultural and personal narratives. It uses the designs of suburban train tickets issued between 1920 and the late 1980s.

Leading contemporary artist, Peter Atkins, created TRACKwork. His practice centres around the deconstruction of ready-made abstract forms that he documents within the urban environment.

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LXRP Cherry Street “Community Recordings” by artist Richard Briggs

4 February 2021

LXRP Cherry Street level crossing removal integrated arts commission “Community Recordings” by artist Richard Briggs

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Hoppers Crossing Station Artwork

4 February 2021

Have you seen this on display yet down at Hoppers Crossing Station - public artwork by leading Aussie artist Peter Atkins. Peter’s concept harks back to bygone times with shapes and images from old suburban and country train tickets, from Hoppers, Werribee and beyond.

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Deep beneath Melbourne, Maree Clarke prepares for her biggest work yet

18 December 2020

Earlier this year, Maree Clarke visited cavernous spaces deep beneath Melbourne. In fluoro vest and hard-hat, Clarke contemplated an underground site below St Kilda Road, near the Shrine. She saw this upside-down world with new eyes, and sized up a huge tunnelling machine, responsible for extracting vast quantities of soil and rock.

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Global construction firm is appointed for new hospital

13 June 2020

FCC – a Spanish firm that has built 25 hospitals across the globe – will work with Jersey-based ROK, which constructed the new States police headquarters, redeveloped the former JCG site into College Gardens and is putting the finishing touches to the new Les Quennevais School.

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Thanks for sharing Werribee

28 May 2020

In April, we asked Werribee locals to share personal stories about their growing community to help shape public artwork that is going to be installed in the Cherry Street. Richard Briggs, a contemporary artist, will now use these stories to create an artwork that reflects and celebrates the local area.

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The Metro Tunnel commissions Maree Clarke for line-wide artwork

31 January 2020

The Metro Tunnel Project has commissioned one of Australia's pre-eminent multi-disciplinary artists, Maree Clarke, to deliver its line-wide legacy artwork which will help create a distinctive and unique commuting experience across the new line.

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Town Hall Station Melbourne - seeking world classs artists

23 January 2020

The Metro Tunnel Project is calling for experienced and world class artists to express their interest in creating a high profile public artwork for Melbourne’s new Town Hall Station.

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Global search begins to create Metro Tunnel artworks

29 April 2019

A local, national and international search is underway for artists, painters and sculptors to create permanent public art for our new stations, with some of Victoria’s greatest creative minds enlisted to help select the artists.

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Six Large-Scale Artworks to Be Created for Five Metro Tunnel Stations

25 March 2019

As work continues on the $11 billion Metro Tunnel Project, a new local and international search has begun to find artists to produce six major artworks for five of the new Metro Tunnel stations.

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Big ideas wanted to dress up Metro Tunnel construction sites

26 July 2018

The Metro Tunnel Project has put a call out to Melbourne’s creative industry to ensure Melbourne remains a vibrant and attractive destination during construction of Victoria’s biggest ever public transport projec

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Art experts being sought for Metro Tunnel project

12 July 2018

Expressions of interest are being sought for qualified public art experts to join the Metro Tunnel Arts Advisory Panel, which is to advise on the commissioning of legacy artworks for Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel project.

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