7 September 2020, Tili Bensley-Nettheim, Australian Design Review
Artist Chris Fox has unveiled a new public artwork in Sydney’s revitalised South Eveleigh precinct that pays tribute to the area’s rail yard history.
Commissioned by Mirvac and its consortium of partners on the South Eveleigh development, the Interchange Pavilion is an 11 metre tall cusping structure that reference the geometry of the railroad switch: the point at which train tracks diverge and change course. The rail lines transmitted through the ‘switch’ define tectonic connections between the Sydney rail network and the South Eveleigh site.
“The railroad switch allows for a train to move from trajectory to another. I was interested in the transient state between those two trajectories; the potentiality of movement,” Chris Fox tells ADR.