A number of organisations in Melbourne’s diverse Parkville precinct have shared information about important people, teams or programs related to the area. These were turned into a collection of short stories by award-winning local writer, Sonja Dechian.
The stories were brought to life by 4 Melbourne illustrators and are displayed around the Metro Tunnel construction site for the new Parkville Station.
Currently on display
Previously on display
About the artists
A Melbourne based artist who works primarily in paper collage, using hand crafted cut and paste techniques and painting to create textured and layered illustrations. Her aesthetic draws on diverse influences from mid-century illustration and design, traditional folk art along with more contemporary inspiration.
An illustrator originally from Dublin, Ireland, currently living and working in Melbourne. His illustrations are highly stylised compositions, incorporating a vibrant colour palette with a touch of whimsy, culminating in artworks with a very distinctive character.
An illustrator from Melbourne. She enjoys the challenge of distilling complex subject matter to its essence. Her images are bold and optimistic, often celebrating positive interpersonal connection and a respect for the environment. Antra combines analog and digital techniques ensuring her illustrations maintain the presence of her hand.
The stories were supplied by the following organisations:
- Graduate House
- Bio 21 Institute
- Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
- Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
- Walter & Eliza Hall Institute
- Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
- Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
- Royal Women’s Hospital
- Ambulance Victoria
- Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
- The University of Melbourne.
About the designer
Jasmine Holmes is the graphic designer of the Parkville Storytelling Project hoarding installation. Alongside the work she creates for Cross Yarra Partnership, she runs a thriving studio specialising in branding, illustrations and murals.