Caulfield to Dandenong Linear Park at the NGV
Date: Apr 02, 2023
Category: Events and exhibitions
In March, the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia’s leading cultural institution revealed works from over 200 local artists, designers, studios, and firms from across the city in their annual exhibition, Melbourne NOW. The exhibition houses a range of unique works that celebrate the creative spirit of Melbourne.
Our designs for the linear park, which run along the railway between Caulfield and Dandenong in Melbourne, was selected to be a part of the exhibition within the Civic Architecture category. The display showcases the transformation of urban space into a renewed streetscape that evokes a sense of community and promotes social activity. The 16-kilometre linear park, which we collaborated on with Cox Architecture, includes courtyards, public squares, play spaces and shared pathways that provide attractive, safe and well-maintained places for the community to enjoy.
Kirsten Bauer gives a behind-the-scenes look at the design process
Left to right: Kirsten Bauer with Stephen Buckle
The exhibition drew attention from The Age, which discussed how landscape architecture should not only limited to its functional value but also extends to cultural significance.
Writer Cara Waters spoke with NGV Curator, Timothy Moore, who explained that creative practice is a common theme for artists and designers, and both, deserve recognition within a gallery setting.
In the article he reveals how the increase of population in Melbourne has seen the appearance of contemporary architecture, creating a new modern identity for our city. The exhibition goes beyond a collection of cityscapes and draws attention to the human agency behind the sites, by capturing the communities that occupy these urban spaces.
Th exhibition on display at the NGV
Director, Kirsten Bauer felt excited and honoured to be featured in the biggest celebration of contemporary art, design, and culture in Melbourne.