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EXHIBITIONS

Australia's Arsenal
- Munitions Industries
in Melbourne's west

Stone Upon A Stone
-Stone wall construction
in Melbourne's west

Hear Our Voices
-Stories by women
in Melbourne's west

STILL HERE
- Aboriginal history
of Melbourne's west


PIPEMAKERS PARK

A Brief History of the Park
- and bluestone buildings

History of the Land Gardens

The Pipestacks
+ Memorial to Bruce Duff

Pioneer Women's Shelter

Park + Environment Projects


OTHER PROJECTS
Charles Grimes Re-enactment
- projects + events
(February 2003)
The Maribyrnong River Walk
- Pol McMahon (April 1999)
Picnic
- contemporary art exhibition
(April 2003)
Student Projects
-Our River
-Black Powder Mill
-Park Characterisation



ANNUAL REPORTS
OUR WORK: PIPEMAKERS PARK

THE PIPESTACKS



Commissioned by Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West as a kind of monument to previous activities on the site, Pipemakers Park, which is now home to the museum and a public park and the industrial history of the Maribyrnong Valley. The sculpture was designed by artist and museum associate Kerrie Poliness and built in 1999 funded by Arts Victoria's program of the 'Victoria Commissions'.



The site was previously occupied bya concrete pipe factory, Humes Pipes. A significant invention by the Humes company in the 1920s contributed a more ecconomical way of building sewerage/water infrastructure world wide.

The artwork is built out of ‘left-over’ concrete pipes found on the site, and is located on the old ‘drying racks’ where the pipes were once stacked in this manner to cure after production.

The artwork was built by a previous employee of Humes, Bruce Duff.


© Artwork design by Kerrie Poliness 1997

The Pipestacks was funded by Arts Victoria - The Victoria Commissions

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