1 Oct 2017

Amcor Factory_ Recent B&W Views

There is not much left on the old Amcor Factory site. The earthworks are truly massive in scale and it is like an ever-changing landscape sculpture on my daily walks.
Here are some recent B&W images...






Amcor Factory_ A Little More Demolition

Final demolition the Amcor Factory Site is now quite advanced along Heidelberg Road and it is very strange to see 'empty space' when driving past. I am trying to enjoy it while I can as the next stage is a 14 story redevelopment.
The only remaining house on Parkview Road has now been partly demolished and following Rone's installation (The Omega Project... see prior post) in the house, everything has been removed, with only Rone's paintings remaining. while there is not much left to photograph, I couldn't resist one last chance ...












28 Aug 2017

Colac Trip... a few days away

A few days away from Melbourne... down the Surf Coast then through Birregurra to Colac and later a drive through the area around Forrest. All very nice but rather wet and many of the walking tracks too wet to undertake... nice to be in the fresh air though...

Birregurra

Birregurra

Colac Botanical Gardens

Lake Colac

Colac

Forrest

Walk to Lake Elizabeth

Walk to Lake Elizabeth
Walk to Lake Elizabeth

Walk to Lake Elizabeth

Walk to Stevensons Falls

Walk to Stevensons Falls

Walk to Stevensons Falls

Stevensons Falls

Stevensons Falls

Stevensons Falls

Stevensons Falls

Stevensons Falls

Stevenson Falls Walk

Stevenson Falls Walk

Red Rock (Colac)

Red Rock (Colac)

Red Rock (Colac)

Beeac

Beeac

Beeac

Beeac

Beeac

Beeac

Beeac

Beeac Cemetery


1 Aug 2017

Amcor Factory Site _ Blue Abstract

Dumpers ravaged by use make a wonderful subject ...



26 Jul 2017

Amcor Factory (The Age article)

Some interesting news re the Amcor factory site, courtesy The Age...


24 Jul 2017

Rone at Amcor Factory (The Omega Project)

Glenvill are currently running an exhibition by Rone at the Amcor Factory site in the last remaining house... It is called The Omega Project ...





The Omega Project
Glenvill are very excited to announce the opening of internationally renowned street artist Rone's latest project at YarraBend.
Over a series of weeks, Melbourne based street artist Rone has transformed the interior of an early 1900s weatherboard house on the YarraBend site into what he describes as a “fantasy film set”. The first of its kind for the artist, the house is part art exhibition, part installation, containing a series of Rone’s signature ‘Jane Doe’ portraits on each of the home’s walls – the striking beauty and intimacy of which provide an uneasy energy amid the brokenness and decay of the abandoned house. Heightening the eerie, cinematic feel of the space, he also teamed up with interior stylist, Carly Spooner to recreate the archetypal mid-century Australian interior landscape.

The Omega Project, which resides at 28 Parkview Rd on the eastern boundary of the YarraBend site, sits all by itself with its neighbouring homes long since bulldozed. From the mid-1950’s to the mid-1980’s the Australian Paper Mills bought and demolished all of the other houses on Parkview Rd to accommodate an expansion that never came. The Dunstone’s, who resided at 28 Parkview Rd, would not sell, and remained living there in isolation for the next three decades. When Glenvill acquired the site in 2013 the family finally offered up the house for sale, but Glenvill CEO Len Warson would not buy it. 89 year old Joe Dunstone operated his plaster business from its back yard, and Len was not prepared to take away an old man’s livelihood. It was only several years later, when Joe was no longer able to work, that Glenvill finally purchased the property.
With  vision to create an innovative new suburb founded on six pillars, one being art and design, it is a priority of Glenvill’s to incorporate art into every phase of the development. Rone was engaged almost immediately, a perfect fit for the dilapidated buildings whose permanence were fleeting. The Omega Project, which Rone describes as a nostalgic representation of the iconic Australian home, will soon be replaced by the new iconic Australian home. It is this continuation of the narrative which almost makes the work more powerful, paying homage to what was before making way for what’s to come.

The beauty of street art is in its impermanence. It almost makes the viewer appreciate it more, knowing that it is there one day and could be gone the next. The Omega Project opens tomorrow, and is set for demolition immediately after at the end of July.

Details:

28 Parkview Rd, Alphington 3078

22nd - 30th July, 12pm - 5pm daily

Free Entry, No Tickets Required





There is a very nice catalogue available and worth purchasing...
Here are some pics from my visit...