Gippsland local artist Melanie Caple will develop permanent public artworks for Bunyip and Longwarry stations as part of the Gippsland Line Upgrade.
Melanie is developing two artworks, one for each upgraded station, that will be imprinted onto custom-designed, perforated aluminium sheeting, also known as pic perf.
Melanie works from a studio at Berrys Creek, near Mirboo North, and grew up on a dairy farm at Nerrena, near Leongatha.
The aluminium sheeting will clad the balustrades for accessible pedestrian ramps and stair entrances to the new platforms at each station.
The artworks celebrate the local native flora and fauna, with Melanie also considering the surrounding town, heritage and community elements in her designs.
Further opportunities to integrate creative artwork into the designs for upgrades to Morwell and Traralgon stations are being explored in collaboration with the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation.
The artworks are being delivered as part of the Regional Rail Revival Creative strategy, which celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of Victoria’s regional creative industries, by collaborating with local artists, cultural organisations and communities and celebrating the creative culture of Victoria’s First Nations Peoples.
Learn more about the Gippsland Line Upgrade.