In December 2015 Matter Of Fact created a large scale work for the Moreland City Council’s annual arts festival More Art, which coincided with the regeneration project being undertaken on site by Vic Tracks and NeoMetro.
Matter of Fact took archival images of the Brunswick area circa 1910 and developed a two stage installation consisting of an on wall paste-up and a one-off light based digital projection to showcase the architectural history of the area.
The aim of the works is to feed local history into the community, providing Brunswick a chance to explore at where the suburb has come from and where it is heading.
For the final night of More Art 2015, Matter of Fact installed a light projection onto rigged sheeting to overlap and complement the paste up. Sheeting arrangement and setup of the lighting equipment was used in such a manner to ensure images of abstract construction and deconstruction created a rich ambiance.
Installing the artwork
Matter of Fact developed and implemented a project management plan which meet the best practices of safety, logistics, transportation and storage through consultation with the Moreland City Council and Jewell Station stakeholders.
The paste up
Once we choose a wall section at Jewell Station the historic images were rendered, printed out on high quality paper and then pasted up by our team. As works were battered by weather sections were replaced accordingly, and when parts were hit with tagging we even incorporated those into the replaced section as a play on reflexivity.
Artwork in Banner:
Jewell Station, 2015, Photograph by Lauren