The River Runs Through It 2011

STONER, Mark

Registration number

1638169

Artist/maker

STONER, Mark

Title

The River Runs Through It

Production date

2011

Medium

pre-cast concrete, brick and plantings

Dimensions (H x W x D)

dimensions variable

Credit line

Commissioned by VicUrban as part of the Melbourne Docklands Urban Art Program, 2011
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

The River Runs Through It, Mark Stoner, Victor Harbour, Collins Street, Yarra River

Summary

Location: Australian Warf, Docklands. South of Collins Street.

'The River Runs Through It', by Melbourne artist Mark Stoner, is a spatial installation that merges art and landscape. The installation comprises a ground plane ‘flow’ of shaped paving, 16 white pre-cast concrete ‘wave’ forms, five brick dunes and carefully placed planter forms. This evocative and organic landscape overlays the urban stripe paving pattern, revealing the natural forces underlying the site. It reminds us of the Yarra and alluvial mud plain that previously existed around the site.