Railway Viewing Platform 1994

MCPHERSON, Bernice; PERRY, Craig; DANN, Peter

Registration number

1088162

Artist/maker

MCPHERSON, Bernice; PERRY, Craig; DANN, Peter

Title

Railway Viewing Platform

Production date

1994

Medium

metal

Dimensions (H x W x D)

dimensions variable

Credit line

City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

Railway Viewing Platform, Railway Place

Summary

Location: Railway Place, West Melbourne

This is a curious addition to the City of Melbourne’s public art collection. Tucked away along quiet Railway Place, this platform is set in the embankment overlooking the tracks of a complex and busy train junction. Commanding a magnificent view to the west, the platform’s purpose is to provide an amenity to the local community. Incorporating train wheels and lengths of rail track, it pays homage to trainspotters the world over and to the moving, grinding, squealing ‘ships on wheels’ that keep their adrenaline coursing. Perhaps fittingly, Michael Leunig launched the ludic platform; Mr Curly would have approved.