Bell: Rose Dawn Story

Local artist turns a major infrastructure redevelopment into an exciting art project.

Rose, (like everyone in Melbourne) was in lockdown in 2020 and 2021, living in an apartment overlooking Bell Station, Preston.

When the level crossing removal project started in 2021, she decided to embrace the noise and mess by taking an active interest in the construction process. A once in a lifetime infrastructure project was unfolding before Rose’s eyes and she had a front row seat. What else to do but document it?

A great deal of time was spent observing, photographing and distilling interesting aspects of the construction site, enabling Rose to create representational work that tends toward abstraction.

Her art demonstrates a fascination with the processes, engineering, machinery and people involved in building a large piece of infrastructure. Rose recorded this project as an historical event in the infrastructure of the city.

Exhibition Reception Event 6pm Thursday 23 March

Special Event: Artist Talk 11am Thursday 30 March - BELL the Exhibition - Optimism in the Face of Adversity

Rose will share with you firsthand the story of how this body of work came to be. See some of their personal reference images and journal pages. Rose will talk about the learning, influences and observations that resulted in work shown in this exhibition.

Exhibition Opening Hours

Saturday 18 March - 1pm – 6.30pm
Sunday 19 March - Closed
Monday 20 March – 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 21 March - 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 22 March – 9am – 5pm
Thursday 23  March– 9am – 9pm (Reception Event 6pm - 9pm)
Friday 24 March – 9am – 8.30pm
Saturday 25 March – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Sunday 26 March - Closed
Monday 27 March – 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 28 March - 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 29 March – 9am – 5pm
Thursday 30 March – 9am – 7pm (Artist Talk 11am - 12pm)
Friday 31 March – 9am – 5pm

18 Mar 23 - 31 Mar 23
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Mon - Fri & Sat - Check What's On Page For Exhibition Hours | No Viewings on Sundays
Darebin Arts Centre
401 Bell St, Preston VIC 3072
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