Sydney Metro Northwest Spaces Public Art / by Tim Harland

Very excited to finally be able to announce this particular project!

With the Sydney Metro Northwest opening today, I’m proud to tell you about my involvement in the public art that has been commissioned for stations along the new line. My work features the landscape of the abandoned Helensburgh station, just north of Wollongong. I captured the interior of the tunnel, emerging out into the light and the verdant overgrowth of the cutting, with a central glimpse of the same tunnel entrance, then down the opposite side of the cutting and back into the darkening tunnel. The finished work is 100m long, so it’s a little hard to see the full scale online.

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I’ve titled this work “Everything New Is Old Again” and can be seen at Cherrybrook station. I haven’t been to see it myself yet but will be posting more pictures once I do.

Huge thanks to Landcom and public art curator extraordinaire Amanda Sharrad for all the encouragement and support in achieving this project.

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