26 August 2020, Ariela Bard, Broadsheet
The 350-square-metre sculpture is by Sydney artist Chris Fox, who also created a mesmerising artwork from the old wooden escalators at Wynyard Station.
Sydney has just landed a brand new large-scale public artwork in the revitalised South Eveleigh precinct. Interchange Pavilion, which was unveiled to the public yesterday, August 25, is the work of renowned Australian artist and architect Chris Fox. Standing at 11 metres tall and spanning a total of 350 square metres, the piece reflects the area’s railway history: trains were built and maintained by workers in Eveleigh for more than a century.
“I was really inspired by the stories that happened in this precinct,” Fox tells Broadsheet, standing near the workshops where Australia’s rail industry was born. “The South Eveleigh area has a fantastic rail history. There were a huge amount of workers here, up to 5000 at one time. It was also one of the biggest employers of Indigenous workers.
“The project really talks to that – this idea of interchanging stories and interchanging journeys, and the way in which these paths have crossed over time. And that people, as they come to the pavilion, will join those stories and interchange themselves as they visit the site.”