Peninsula Link features a number of permanent and temporary art installations. Prior to the opening of the freeway in January 2013, Southern Way and McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park commited to a partnership that would see the commision of 14 unique artworks for the enjoyment of the community and visitors to the area.
The Southern Way McClelland Commission was established to manage the selection and installation of sculptures on Peninsula Link. Funding for the sculpture renewal project is provided by Southern Way, a private entity that is underwritten by debt and equity partners.
Two sculpture sites are located at Skye Road and Cranbourne Road in Frankston, which are the exit points for access to the McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park. These semi-permanent sculptures will be commissioned every two years over 25 years, resulting in the creation of 14 new works.
After two years, the artwork will become part of the permanent collection at McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, and a new artwork will be installed.
Phil Price’s Tree of Life has been a popular and distinctive part of the Peninsula Link landscape for two years. As of 1 July 2015, the sculpture has been removed to make way for an exciting new artwork, the first new sculpture to be installed since the road opened in January 2013.
Tree of Life will become part of the permanent sculpture collection at McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery.
For more information about the Southernway McClelland Commission, please visit www.mcclellandgallery.com.
Gregor Kregar’s Reflective Lullaby will be installed on Peninsula Link at Cranbourne Road, Langwarrin exit, on 16 July 2015.