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Metro Tunnel Creative Program shortlisted for Design Awards

Posted: 18 Oct 2019

The Metro Tunnel Creative Program has been nominated for two 2019 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards. Will and Garrett Huxley (The Huxleys) and The Cutaway are finalists in the Premier's Design Awards, under the Communications Design category, for their commissions in the Metro Tunnel Creative Program.

Pretty Little Things by The Cutaway

Pretty Little Things is a collaboration between the Metro Tunnel Project and the University of Melbourne that celebrates and explores this beauty, re-interpreting microscopic images contributed by students, staff and researchers, into modern abstract patterns through the blasts of a vibrant fluorescent colour palette.The world of medical research, when viewed through a microscope, is one of wonder and beauty where nature and biology can be seen in the most delicate and intricate forms. Tiny cells, a cluster of embryos, organisms multiplying - these are the unique views seen through the researcher's lens. It can be a beautiful and breathtaking view not often seen by members of the public.

Pop Up Runway and Pink Fit by The Huxleys

The Huxleys designed the artwork for two of our construction hoardings in City Square and Scott Alley. As part of Melbourne Fashion Week, The Huxleys also led a Pop Up Runway through the city, a video of their work featured on the digital façade at Federation Square and they did a live performance outside the Scott Alley hoarding artwork. The ’Pink Fit’ artwork on the hoarding in Scott Alley was also part of the Flinders Quarter Augmented Reality Art Walk. The Huxley’s creative response is a joyful and bright approach to the industrial aesthetic of construction.

Finalists will now undergo a Second Round Evaluation where the Best in Category Winners and the coveted Victorian Premier's Design Award of the Year will be decided.

The 2019 Victorian Premier's Design Awards Ceremony at MPavilion in Melbourne will take place on Thursday 21 November.

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