Local artist Fleur Summers has been selected for a new public art commission at Jewell Station in Brunswick, which is being transformed by developer Neometro and State Government agency VicTrack.
As one of the first steps towards the transformation, Jewell Station will house an installation of branching steel and bronze sculptures, designed to create community connections through touch.
Making Sense, the title of the work, is derived from branching networks and botanical structures. As part of a community consultation process, Summers will work with Brunswick Secondary School art students to create the work. This process will give students the opportunity to develop an enduring connection to the work by creating a lasting impression on the surface of the bronze through touch.
After successful collaborations on previous Neometro projects, Utopian Slumps contributed their curatorial talents, with founding director Melissa Loughnan heading the judging panel that included VicTrack’s Development Manager Aoife Kealy, BKK Architects’ Simon Knott, Glas Urban’s Mark Gillingham, RMIT’s Dr Geoff Hogg, Moreland City Council’s Dan Mitchell and Neometro’s Jeff Provan.
Provan said that Fleur Summers’ Making Sense is a community-minded and interactive work that will reflect the ethos of the new Jewell Station precinct.
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