Commissioned by the City Rail Link, this installation of monuments to the memories of Albert and Wolfe is a text-based activation that uses temporary wooden monuments made from materials found on the neighbouring CRL construction site. With many changes happening across Albert Street, it’s important to be reminded of the local history which is referenced in the artwork in each line of text. The idea of making temporary monuments to more abstract or personal memories mixed with historic and cultural memories is an important way to collapse time and celebrate the collective coming together of stories and the overlaying of place memories. It was important to draw to the surface, if only for a short time, the layered histories and memories of a place we live, work and play.
EVENT: Wednesday 14 Oct, 11am–1pm
Come and have coffee on the CRL and an informal kōrero with Elliot Collins about the new installation and how memory works.
No bookings required, meet at the corner of
Albert and Wolfe.
Part of Artweek in the city centre