PENINSULA LINK SCULPTURES
Peninsula Link Sculpture Commissions
Three stunning monumental sculptures were installed along the Peninsula Link freeway in Melbourne’s South East on the 14 December 2012, before the official opening of the freeway in January 2013, as part of a unique partnership between Southern Way and McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery.
These works form part of the Peninsula Link Sculpture Commission and the biennial Southern Way McClelland Commission. This program will alternate between two sites, one on Cranbourne Road, the other near Skye Road, both adjacent to Peninsula Link freeway. Each sculpture will be on display for four years, with a total 14 sculptures being commissioned over the next 25 year period. After display on the Peninsula Link freeway, the works will form part of McClelland’s permanent collection. McClelland was awarded the Creative Partnerships Australia 2013 SME Award for its work with Southern Way’s Peninsula Link Freeway.
Commissions to date include Louise Paramor’s Panorama Station, which resembles a space-station and is permanently located on Peninsula Link at the EastLink interchange. Dean Colls’ work Rex Australis: The King is dead, long live the King is located on a site near the Peninsula Link Skye Road exit. Phil Price’s large scale, wind-activated kinetic sculpture, Tree of Life, was located near the Peninsula Link Cranbourne Road exit, and has now been relocated to its new home at McClelland. Gregor Kregar’s monumental sculpture Reflective Lullaby is now on display at the Cranbourne Road site.