Rose had a front row seat for a once in a lifetime infrastructure project when the level crossing removal started on Bell St in Preston. What else to do but document it.
Rose, like everyone in Melbourne was in lockdown in 2020 and 2021, living in an apartment overlooking Bell Station, Preston. When the level crossing removal project started in 2021, she decided to embrace the noise and mess by taking an active interest in the construction process. A great deal of time was spent observing, photographing and distilling interesting aspects of the construction site, enabling Rose to create representational work that tends toward abstraction. Her art demonstrates a fascination with the processes, engineering, machinery and people involved in building a large piece of infrastructure. Rose recorded this project as an historical event in the infrastructure of the city.
Dates and Times:
- *Saturday 18 March, 2023 – 11.30am–10.30pm
- Sunday 19 March, 2023 – Closed
- Monday 20 March, 2023 – 9.30am–5pm
- Tuesday 21 March, 2023 – 9.30am–5pm
- Wednesday 22 March, 2023 – 9.30am–5pm
- Thursday 23rd March 6-9pm - Opening Reception
- Friday 24 March, 2023 – 9.30am–9.30pm
- *Saturday 25 March, 2023 – 5.30pm–9.30pm
- Sunday 26 March, 2023 – Closed
- Monday 27 March, 2023 – 9.30am–5pm
- Tuesday 28 March, 2023 – 9.30am–5pm
- Wednesday 29 March, 2023 – 9.30am–5pm
- **Thursday 30 March, 2023 – 9.30am–7.30pm
*Come and meet Rose in the gallery on these days.
**Artist talk and Q & A 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rose Story resides in Preston and has been studying Visual Art at Melbourne Polytechnic since 2018. Her work in her exhibition is influenced by cubism and focused on recording the level crossing removal project in the northern part of Naarm. Her art demonstrates a current fascination with the processes, engineering, machinery, and people involved in building a large piece of infrastructure. She spends a great deal of time observing, photographing and distilling interesting aspects of the construction site, enabling her to create representational work that tends toward abstraction. She works in a range of media, with the goal being to realise her work to the greatest effect. While painting is her current focus, drawing is an integral part of her practice. She lives and works on Wurundjeri country in the Kulin Nation.
Event is free and bookings are not required.
Event & ticketing details
Darebin Arts Centre
401 Bell Street, Preston VIC 3072Get directions
TrainMernda Line, Bell Station (check for Level Crossing Removal works disruptions)
TramRoute 11 (stop 40, a further 10 minute walk) / Route 86 (stop 45, a further 10 minute walk)
BusRoute 513 (Alight at corner of Bell Street and St Georges Road, a further 2 minute walk) Route 903 (Alight at corner of Bell Street and St Georges Road, a further 2 minute walk)