Peter Atkins, 'TRACKwork’
Old Geelong Road
Old Geelong Road was the second level crossing removal art commissions led by T Projects. Working closely with the Western Program Alliance, comprising of McConnell Dowell, Mott Macdonald, Denton Corker Marshall, Hassell and Arup, we developed the brief, sourced artists, assisted the shortlisted artists throughout concept design, before supporting the selected artist, Peter Atkins, through detailed design to completion.
Once again the client specified the artwork was to be fully integrated into the wider scheme, due to the high volume of traffic and should be site specific, reflecting people and place. Peter's artwork "TRACKwork" explores our collective social, cultural and personal narratives, taking visual inspiration from original suburban train tickets issued between 1920 and the late 1980s.
Signage was installed around the site in December 2020 at the Hoppers Crossing Station bus stop and the Hoppers Junction temporary pedestrian crossing. The signage includes the colourful artwork as well as lots of information about the project. The permanent artwork will be installed on the surface of the Hoppers Crossing Station pedestrian and cyclist overpass in early 2022.
To learn more about Peter's creative practice visit our blog pages which feature an interview with Peter and T Projects Curator Olivia Poloni