The development of Brunswick’s Jewell Station precinct will feature an artwork by local artist Fleur Summers. She was selected from four finalists in a competition the public helped an official judging panel to decide.
Summers’ artwork, Making Sense, is an installation of steel and bronze sculptures. Branch-like structures lean sideways, as if blown by a gust of wind or drooping heavy with fruit.
People are encouraged to touch the works as they walk by; the bronze will expose reflective surfaces in areas that are continually touched. The idea is to create community connections with the work through the lasting impression on the surface.
The sculptures will be installed directly opposite Jewell Station, where the new eight-storey apartment buildings will be built. (Developer Neometro and state government agency VicTrack are heading the changes that will upgrade public spaces, improve access to the station and build the new apartment complexes.)
Brunswick Secondary School art students will help Summers to create the work.
You can see the artwork in late 2018.