Public Art that celebrates history and inspires a sense of place.
South Eveleigh enjoys a fascinating history. As well as being home to the Eveleigh Railway Workshops – the birthplace of Australia’s national rail network - the site has an important Indigenous legacy.
Throughout the planning phase for the new technology and innovation precinct at South Eveleigh, Mirvac has partnered with Carriageworks, as well as a number of leading local artists, to bring to life a collection of public art installations of varying scale throughout the precinct. Once complete, the diverse display of public art will showcase the distinct culture and rich history of South Eveleigh and create a unique contemporary experience for its community.
To date, two artists have been invited to compose three major art installations for South Eveleigh. Once complete, the art will be featured at prominent locations within the new public domain.
Eveleigh Tree House by Nell
Designed by Nell, a Sydney-based artist with a wide-ranging of practices traversing installation, sculpture, video, painting and performance, the Eveleigh Tree House will capture the essence of imagination, observation and retreat from the world. Nell was invited by Mirvac in early 2018 to reimagine a tree house in adult form, wrapped around and within the trees on Eveleigh Green.
Situated outside the Community Building (Building 3) at South Eveleigh, the Tree House will encourage intergenerational play, as well as create cultural connectivity and enhance the everyday experience of the precinct. The Tree House is due for completion in April 2019.
Happy Rain by Nell
Happy Rain, Nell’s second public art work at South Eveleigh, will take the form of a large-scale smiling cloud created from LED lighting attached to the exterior of the Community Building (Buidling 3) at South Eveleigh.
Nell explains, ‘This simple and universally recognisable imagery invites viewers to reflect on the relationship between weather, environment and mood, as well as the constancy of the natural world within and around our built environments. They reference that which has been eternal to this place – the weather and natural environment, the continuous elements that link Eveleigh of the future with the land of its past.’