ABOUT THE PARKVILLE STORYTELLING PROJECT

This project was commissioned by the Metro Tunnel Creative Program, which was developed to maintain Melbourne’s vibrancy, liveability and public engagement during the construction impacts of the Metro Tunnel Project. The Creative Program features activities and events designed and led by a team of designers, curators and place managers dedicated to enhancing city life alongside the construction of the Metro Tunnel.

A number of organisations in Melbourne’s diverse Parkville precinct have shared information about important people, teams or programs related to the area. These were turned into a collection of short stories by award-winning local writer, Sonja Dechian.

The stories were then brought to life by four Melbourne illustrators and are now displayed here as a public art piece around the Metro Tunnel construction site for the new Parkville station.

Click a link to a virtual gallery below to see the artworks and hear the stories.

GALLERY

GRADUATE HOUSE

GRADUATE HOUSE

MEG LANNING

MEG LANNING

CAPTAIN
AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S NATIONAL CRICKET TEAM
SHAWNA FARQUHARSON

SHAWNA FARQUHARSON

CHIEF RESEARCH RADIOGRAPHER
THE FLOREY INSTITUTE OF NEUROSCIENCE AND MENTAL HEALTH
LADY MILLIE PEACOCK (1870 - 1948)

LADY MILLIE PEACOCK (1870 - 1948)

FIRST WOMAN ELECTED TO THE PARLIAMENT OF VICTORIA
PROFESSOR MAJID SARVI

PROFESSOR MAJID SARVI

AUSTRALIAN INTEGRATED MULTIMODAL ECOSYSTEM
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR KYLIE MASON

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR KYLIE MASON

BLOOD CANCER AND BLOOD DISEASE SPECIALIST
PROFESSOR FRANCES SEPAROVIC AO

PROFESSOR FRANCES SEPAROVIC AO

DEPUTY DIRECTOR BIO 21 INSTITUTE AND PIONEER RESEARCHER IN MEMBRANES AND PROTEINS
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
THE ROYAL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

THE ROYAL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

MAJOR ALICE APPLEFORD (1887 - 1968)

MAJOR ALICE APPLEFORD (1887 - 1968)

MILITARY NURSE AND RECIPIENT OF THE FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE MEDAL
LAUREATE PROFESSOR PETER DOHERTY

LAUREATE PROFESSOR PETER DOHERTY

PETER DOHERTY INSTITUTE FOR INFECTION AND IMMUNITY
DOHERTY INSTITUTE FOR INFECTION AND IMMUNITY

DOHERTY INSTITUTE FOR INFECTION AND IMMUNITY

PHD STUDENTS
DR AMANDA ROBERTSON

DR AMANDA ROBERTSON

KIDNEY TRANSPLANT SPECIALIST
ROYAL MELBOURNE HOSPITAL
DR MISTY JENKINS

DR MISTY JENKINS

IMMUNOLOGIST SPECIALISING IN BRAIN CANCER
WALTER & ELIZA HALL INSTITUTE
DR LUCY BRYCE (1897 - 1968)

DR LUCY BRYCE (1897 - 1968)

HAEMATOLOGIST AND BLOOD TRANSFUSION PIONEER
WALTER & ELIZA HALL INSTITUTE
SIR PETER MACCALLUM

SIR PETER MACCALLUM

ONCOLOGIST AND PATHOLOGIST
PETER MACCALLUM CANCER CENTRE
PROFESSOR RUTH BISHOP

PROFESSOR RUTH BISHOP

AUSTRALIAN VIROLOGIST, ROTAVIRUS SPECIALIST
MURDOCH CHILDREN’S RESEARCH INSTITUTE
PROFESSOR PETER BOSSAERTS

PROFESSOR PETER BOSSAERTS

BRAIN MIND AND MARKET LABORATORY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
THE ROYAL WOMEN’S HOSPITAL

THE ROYAL WOMEN’S HOSPITAL

MOBILE STROKE UNIT

MOBILE STROKE UNIT

THE FLOREY INSTITUTE OF NEUROSCIENCE AND MENTAL HEALTH
ROYAL MELBOURNE HOSPITAL, THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE AND AMBULANCE VICTORIA.
MICHAELA MALCOLM AND SARAH WELLS

MICHAELA MALCOLM AND SARAH WELLS

MOBILE INTENSIVE CARE AMBULANCE
AMBULANCE VICTORIA
JOAN KIRNER (1938-2015)

JOAN KIRNER (1938-2015)

FIRST FEMALE PREMIER OF VICTORIA

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

alice lindstrom

Alice Lindstrom

is a Melbourne based artist who works primarily in paper collage, using hand crafted cut and paste techniques and painting to create textured and layered illustrations. Her aesthetic draws on diverse influences from mid-century illustration and design, traditional folk art along with more contemporary inspiration.

Website: alicelindstrom.com
Instagram: @alicemlindstrom

mark conlan

Mark Conlan

is an illustrator originally from Dublin, Ireland, currently living and working in Melbourne. His illustrations are highly stylised compositions, incorporating a vibrant colour palette with a touch of whimsy, culminating in artworks with a very distinctive character.

Website: markconlan.com
Instagram: @markconlan

antra svarcs

Antra Švarcs

is an illustrator from Melbourne. She enjoys the challenge of distilling complex subject matter to its essence. Her images are bold and optimistic, often celebrating positive interpersonal connection and a respect for the environment. Antra combines analog and digital techniques ensuring her illustrations maintain the presence of her hand.

Website: antra-svarcs.com
Instagram: @antra.svarcs

janelle barone

Janelle Barone

is a Melbourne based illustrator and designer. She uses digital techniques to create colourful works inspired by comic books, ukiyo-e and documentary photography.

Website: janelle-barone.com
Instagram:@janelle.barone


Participating organisations:

The stories portrayed throughout the gantry walkways around the site of what will be the new Parkville Station were supplied by the following organisations:

  • Graduate House
  • Bio 21 Institute
  • Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
  • Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
  • Walter & Eliza Hall Institute
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  • Royal Women’s Hospital
  • Ambulance Victoria
  • Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • The University of Melbourne