Jersey Barriers around the Metro Tunnel Parkville Station construction site 2019
Commissioned by Metro Tunnel Creative Program
Curator - Global Art Projects
In this work for the Metro Tunnel project site in Parkville, Halloran-Mackay presents a series of aerial views of newly constructed homes in Melbourne’s outer fringes that have been reduced to their simple geometric forms. Pattern and colour are exaggerated in order to capture certain unearthly nuances surrounding geometry and abstraction within the architecture of newly built structures. The work encourages passersby to reflect on the Metro Tunnel Project’s importance to facilitate this constantly growing city.
Naoise Halloran-Mackay’s paintings act as a documentation of Australian attitudes surrounding space, land, urban planning and architecture within today’s globalised world. He describes his work as a continuation of conversation’s and questions surrounding place and identity that have existed throughout the history of post-colonial landscape painting in Australia.
Naoise Halloran-Mackay is a young artist who currently lives and works in Kyneton, Victoria. He graduated from the Painting Department at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2018. Naoise was the recipient of the 2018 GoGo Foundation Art Award as well as the 2018 the Tolarno Hotel Art Award.
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.
Metro Tunnel Parkville Station construction site
August 2019 - April 2020