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    Evan Whittington
    REJ, 2019

    REJ

    By Evan Whittington, 2019

    Commissioned by Metro Tunnel Creative Program

    Curator - Global Art Projects

    Barry Street, Carlton, (Metro Tunnel Parkville Station construction site)

    This hoarding artwork is based on an original piece from 2018 that took the form of oil paint on shaped aluminium panels. The original artwork evolved from my exploration of rhythm, movement and dancing. Working in abstraction it sought to capture the dynamic nature of dance as a form of embodied movement.

    When visiting the site of the project it struck me how busy the site was with pedestrian activity. I thought it interesting that the length and narrowness of the site funneled people through it in a long straight line. There is a rhythm created by the movement of the pedestrians as they travel past the colourful forms of the work, like the blurred image one gets of a landscape from a fast moving vehicle the reflected light and colours of the work become indications of motion.

    Evan Whittington

    Evan Whittington is a Melbourne based artist who completed his Bachelor of Fine Art (Visual Art) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2018, studying honours at VCA in 2019.  Working across drawing, painting and printmaking he explores the dynamic and fluid nature of embodied movement.

    Instagram: @evan_whittington_art

    Website: www.evan-whittington.com

    This project was curated by Global Art Projects for the Metro Tunnel Creative Program.  GAP worked with a number of graduates of Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) to develop artwork concepts for construction hoardings and barriers as a way to gain industry experience in the public art commissioning process.

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    Evan Whittington

    REJ

    Barry St, Carlton (Metro Tunnel Parkville Station construction site)

     

    August 2019 - April 2020