Blue Line 1997

STITT, Peter McNeil

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STITT, Peter McNeil


Blue Line

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neon tubing

Dimensions (H x W x D)

14000 cm

Credit line

City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection


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


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 ...'