University Square

Our submission to University Square in Melbourne proposed a Georgian patterned floor (literally the body of colonial Melbourne that corresponded to Hoddle’s establishment of the square and Carlton in the 1850’s), eroded by flood, pierced and frayed to reveal a landscape. In the centre was a hole, a negative monument with staggered seating leading down to a waterhole. The waterhole would be a shallow bubbling pool or an open grate with the sound of water. The artist Brian Martin, a descendant of the Muruwari, Bundjalung and Kamilaroi peoples, suggested that given the site was originally near the meeting point of two river catchments, it is likely it was a meeting place for indigenous communities. hence our hole becomes a contemporary meeting place for future communities.

Team members
Andre Bonnice  
Brian Martin
Callum Morton
Tommaso Nervegna-Reed