Louise Paramor commissioned for new Melbourne freeway - Art Collector

From left, David Clements, general manager of Southern Way, and artist Louise Paramor with a model of her work Panorama Station.

21 September 2011 | Louise Paramor has been awarded the Peninsula Link sculpture commission in Melbourne.

Her work
Panorama Station will be permanently installed at the Peninsula Link/East Link interchange.

The commission is a joint effort between the Peninsula Link freeway and the McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park.

McClelland’s director, Robert Lindsay says Paramor’s work would provide a “talking point” for motorists on the 27 km freeway under construction, adding that her work “captures a special contemporary essence, combining everyday elements in an exciting, new and ambitious way”.

It is not the first time Paramor has been involved in a McClelland Gallery project. In November last year she won the $100,000 McClelland Award for outdoor sculpture.

The first two of the 14 Southern Way McClelland Commissions sculptures were also announced. They go to Dean Colls for his work
Rex Australis: The King is dead, long live the King and to Phil Price for his work Tree of life.

The three works will be installed in early 2013 to coincide with the opening of the freeway, with the remaining 12 Southern Way McClelland Commissions going in every two years over the next 24 year period.


Jane O'Sullivan


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