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Testing Grounds
Project Archive

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Practitioner

Event

Date

0360

Turning Digital Geology Into Art

Golder

Exhibition

21.08.19 - 30.08.19

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Golder
0360
21.08.19 - 30.08.19

An underground journey into Melbourne’s arts precinct.

Global engineering and consulting firm Golder was engaged by Development Victoria to undertake geotechnical investigations and assess the Testing Grounds site for future development. Known on-site as the ‘lovely orange-clad people drilling some holes’, Golder’s experts adopted the latest digital engineering tools to develop 3D models to present the geology of the site – and then turned them into art to showcase how the fascinating geology of Melbourne’s arts precinct evolved over the last 3.5 million years.   

The main model has been 3D-printed and featured in the exhibition along with geological core samples, multimedia and other pieces providing geological information about the site.

As part of the exhibition, Golder commissioned local artist and fashion designer Tarryn Handcock to create an installation in the space, and throughout the site, demonstrating how geological data can be interpreted and applied to other fields of knowledge. Landscape architect Luella Exton also responded to the data with collage and two-dimensional works.  

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