2011: Susie Quinton
Susie’s project 'Moving Galleries', is a design which proposes the integration of various forms of public art and landscape design in a linear gallery along the Grange Train line.
Susie’s design philosophy explored the regeneration of the railway corridor, a reinvention of the linear space, which would provide a moving and changing canvas for train users, and for road users at intersections. She explored many forms of art (from digital media, sculptural land art, performance, anamorphic art and literature to community / street art and commissioned pieces), in recognition of the importance of variation and programming in the overall project.
This approach informed the design from the outset, she was able to program the railway corridor according to a formulaic method (framing art, anticipation, conceal and camouflage, and expose) with the understanding that viewers would only have a short period of time to view and respond to the moving gallery as the train moved between stops.
Her understanding of view corridors, the sensory memory and of field of vision of humans demonstrated sound research skills beyond the core principles of landscape architecture, and her reference to strategic documents such as the South Australian Strategic Plan was commendable.
The judges were impressed with the practicality of the model established in the design concept, and noted that it could easily be applied along many metropolitan train lines with the support of Local Councils and the State Government.
2011 Presentation night photographs
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