Be Here! - The Linear and the Local
As part of the B-Line Project, new Intelligent Transport System (ITS) cabinets, have been installed along the B-Line corridor to support new passenger information display (PID) systems. We are now introducing a Public Art Strategy that will enhance the visual amenity of these ITS cabinets between Mona Vale and Neutral Bay.
Transport for NSW has engaged an experienced art consultant to guide the public art process, to celebrate a sense of place and connect local communities and commuters to positively profile the Northern Beaches and the Lower North Shore of Sydney.
Artworks have been installed on the ITS cabinets between Mona vale and Neutral Bay during September. The B-Line bus stop cabinets are challenging canvasses and the selected works activate, transform, inspire, connect, educate, celebrate, unify and welcome locals and visitors alike.
There are references to the history and heritage of the area and its diverse communities, a look to the future, to preserving unique environments, flora and fauna and a strong sense of fun, wit and whimsy and will attract a broad range of audiences.
Please find each location and featured artworks on the right side of this page
Elliott Routledge (aka Numskull) - Linear artwork concepts on 22 cabinets along the corridor
Elliott Routledge created the linear artwork concepts to tie in each local artwork as part of the Be Here! theme.
Elliott’s concept is to create a suite of elements that act as the connection and link between each location by developing a series of patterns and shapes inspired by universal markers such as ripples of the ocean, trees and flora, architectural lines and forms of classic Northern Beaches / North Shore buildings and tell the linear story.
These patterns are also reminiscent of Aboriginal Skin Markings used to symbolise Country – mountains, estuaries and community.
Elliott is an Australian-based contemporary artist, working out of Sydney in a variety of fields and mediums including painting, sculpture, illustration and large-scale murals. His commissions include for City of Sydney, City of Vincent, Inner West Council, UTS, City of Christchurch, Transport for NSW, Fremantle City, Bunbury City, Liverpool City Council, Subiaco Council, Nike and Victorian College of the Arts. His bold colourful style uses shapes, text and graphics to create striking and visually impactful work in a multitude of places and spaces. Elliot lives on Sydney’s northern beaches and his work is suggested as our linear visual unifier across the project.
For more information on Elliot Routedge click this link http://www.funskull.com