‘Over Time’ is a staged public art project that investigates the affect of natural change over time and that inflicted by humans. Through encouraging the community to have an active role in the creation of art, infrastructure and design the notion of ownership in the public realm is explored. In this staged process existing site information is mapped, new interventions are created, and changes are documented to merge community agency and public art in a meaningful and illuminating way.

Perspective Render 01

The materiality of the Pillars are realised through this image as well as the connection that exists between them. Natural change over time and human inflicted change can both be seen on this image, where the Pillars reflect the surrounding environment.

Perspective Render 02

Highlighting the way in which members of the community can participate and create art in the form of drawing onto the Pillars.

Perspective Render 03

Showcases how the Pillars will erode and change over time to reveal the structure that is concealed within the casing. In this sense, the Pillars become an evolving and living public art work.

Project Timeline

This public art project is intended to be carried out over a span of time in order to develop rich understandings and essential insights that will inform the project as it progresses. Through three stages the project will work incrementally in order to weave in new observations and community feedback into the next steps of the design process. Thus, giving members of the community agency and a sense of ownership of this public art project.

Site Plan

Currently, the Monash University Caulfield Campus exists as an ‘island.’ Meaning, it is very disconnected from the residential and commercial landscape that surrounds it. The location of this public art project, across Dandenong road, aims to bridge this gap to create a more connected community.

Pillar Diagrams

These diagrams highlight the key construction and material features of the Pillars. The notion of public art is also challenged here, where potential plans for stage three of the project are etched into the concrete casing of the Pillar so that members of the community are able to interact with them and therefore inform the actual design of the bridge in stage three.
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