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Slow Order is a railway term traditionally used as a requirement to
lower the set speed limit of a section of rail due to maintenance. With
the rail track set in the vertical, the notion of what we are to
maintain is now brought into question. The work considers the rail track
as not only a signifier of the many industries it has supported, but
also how it, through its time in service as evident in its eroded and
marked surfaces, can be studied, supported and commemorated.
Artist: Robbie Rowlands
Location: Taungurung Country, Ballarat, Victoria
Project Management: David Hagger
Slow Order, 2022
repurposed rail track
The Ballarat Railway Station Pubic Art commission by Robbie Rowlands was part of the implementation of heritage interpretation at the redeveloped Ballarat Railway Station Precinct by Lovell Chen and Pellicano.
Photography: Matt Dunne for PellicanoFebruary 2022