RAILway artwork at City Square
A submission from renowned Melbourne artist Peter Atkins has been selected for display on the construction hoardings at City Square on Swanston St.
Peter’s successful artwork, RAILway, is a project that explores collective cultural, social and personal narratives to the graphic, abstracted designs of suburban train tickets issued between 1920 and the late 1980s that departed from or arrived into Melbourne.
RAILway is an abstraction of these tickets including those specially printed for travel to Flemington, Sandown and Caulfield horse racing tracks. There are also tickets relating to VFL Park and other tickets printed for journeys to and from Calder Raceway.
Peter’s work was selected from nearly 100 submissions to the Expression of Interest issued in July.