Peter Atkins


By Tolarno

Congratulations to Peter Atkins whose 44 metre work RAILway was installed this week at the former City Square site on Swanston Street in Melbourne and will be on view until October 2019.

This site will become Town Hall Station, one of five new underground train stations currently under construction in the Metro Tunnel, due to open in 2025. Atkins’ project explores our collective cultural, social and personal memories of the graphic, abstracted designs of suburban train tickets issued between 1920 and the late 1980s departing from or arriving into Melbourne.

Part of the Metro Tunnel Creative Program, this piece is an extension of an earlier work Station to Station, exhibited in the 2013 National Gallery of Victoria exhibition, Melbourne Now.

Photograph by Peter Atkins.



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