Blue Line 1997

STITT, Peter McNeil

Registration number

1631300

Artist/maker

STITT, Peter McNeil

Title

Blue Line

Production date

1997

Medium

neon tubing

Dimensions (H x W x D)

14000 cm

Credit line

City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

Blue Line, Peter McNeill Stitt, neon, blue light, 1997, north bank

Summary

Location: Flinders Street vicaduct

In 1997, the north bank area of the Yarra was redeveloped. The turning basin was expanded and the newer viaduct became bathed in blue light by night, in an artwork titled 'Blue Line', consisting of 1.4 kilometres of neon tubing.

In 2007, Michael Brindley wrote about the work in Peter McNeill Stitt's obituary in the 'Age': '.Neither cute, literal nor surreal, the elegant simplicity and Las Vegas blue neon of "The Blue Line" on the Flinders Street viaduct gives Melbourne a precedent-setting hue. It combines contemporary design, a layered awareness of history and a profound response to the spirit of the Yarra Turning Basin site ...'