Art of the underground

Christian Pearson

Take a journey into the surreal world of construction happening under Melbourne's feet. Featuring images shot entirely underground during the construction of the Northern Sewage Project and the Melbourne Main Sewerage Replacement Project this exhibtion captures the beauty of the structures unwittingly created at depths up to 65 metres below Melbourne.

Art Exhibition previously on in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 17 July 2012 to Friday 17 August 2012
Launch Thursday 19 July 2012, 6-8pm

Step into the future image Face to face image Light at the end image Reinforcement image Follow the red line image Vertigo image

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 04 July 2012.
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Christian Pearson’s latest body of work ‘Art of the underground’ features images captured entirely under Melbourne focusing on the beauty of the infrastructure unwittingly created during the construction of the Northern Sewerage Project and the Melbourne Main Sewer Replacement Project. This body of work is a bold, colourful and textural interpretation of the essence of construction deep below Melbourne’s city and suburbs. The images were shot in the most challenging environments of Christian’s career. The conditions were extreme; up to sixty-five metres below ground and required to shoot in mud, water, high humidity, cramped spaces and very low light. Each shoot was an exhaustive process both mentally and physically as well as creatively. This collection is a glimpse into a world that once commissioned for use won’t be seen again in our lifetime. It offers a unique perspective into what lies beneath our feet.

To be officially opened by Lorenzo Iozzi – senior collections manger images – Museum Victoria


National Trust Tasma Gallery
4 Parliament Place, East Melbourne
Opening night: Thursday 19th July 6-8pm
Dates: July 17th – August 17th 2012
Hours: 9-5pm Mon-Fri
As part of Open House Melbourne the gallery will also be open 10-4pm Sat 28th & Sun 29th July