On Yarra's Tide
Movement of Change
Group project by:
Jessica Serov, Nina Baldwin, Pamela Alkhoury,
Anthony Rennick & Thuy Thanh Thao Nguyen
The Melbourne Docklands is one of Australia's largest urban renewal projects, reconnecting central Melbourne with its historic waterfront, situated in the Yarra River. This 190ha area is lined with a large range of commercial, residential and leisure applications displaying an eclectic mix of art, design and community.
As a modern harbour development, the area combines culture, nature and community, but what makes this area unique is its ongoing relationship with its surroundings and heritage.
Our vision was to design a sculpture that represents the movement of change through 3 periods of history in the docklands, these include The Industrial Era, The Early Marina Era, and the Modern era.
Through inspiration, design, materials, and history, we aim to create an atmosphere of understanding and enlightenment. We hope to bring the natural and man-made heritage back to the docklands, encouraging a positive relationship between the environment, the community and the enterprise that is the docklands.
Docklands has experienced much change over time and has an extensive historical background. By creating a sculpture that is an emblem of these concepts will bring more life to the docklands and bring people together to experience the true spirit of docklands.