Hotel proposed for Eastlink

The ConEast Group consortium that operates EastLink announces plans to move into the hotel industry by building hotels on its road network. The consortium is expanding it’s portfolio and looking to open hotels across Australia. So far specific sites have not been identified other than a hotel on Eastlink and no planning applications lodged. ConEast Read More…

Which Artwork?

We found this fabulous discussion in the Frankston Standard Leader. Which of these seven tollway artworks sparks the most discussion in your car? It is said that the compiler of the Oxford Dictionary once remarked: “The word ‘art’ gave me more trouble than any other word in the English language.” Who can judge what is Read More…

EastLink Art

ConnectEast has invested $5M to create an outstanding sculpture park along EastLink. Four major artworks are prominently located on the roadside, while eight smaller artworks along the EastLink Trail are waiting for you to discover. All of the artworks are by prominent Australian artists. The major artworks were commissioned especially for EastLink from Callum Morton, Read More…

Luke Darcy thought the Eastlink Hotel was real, did you?

Triple M The Hot Breakfast’s Luke Darcy got a bit of a surprise when he opened the Herald Sun to page three today and saw that the Eastlink Hotel was not in fact a hotel but a work of art. “I’m looking for a bit of support in regards to the freeway art, well supposedly Read More…

Callum Morton Bus Tour

Not sure how many artists in Melbourne would warrant a bus tour. Meadmore? King? The bus tour organised by Heide on Saturday coincides with Morton’s exhibition at Heide III, which is by his own admission a bit of a theme-park. He jokes in a recent ABC interview that he’d like some moneybags to help him Read More…

Hotel on Melbourne’s Eastlink

Hotel by Callum Morton. On Eastlink. Melbourne. Victoria. Flickr Hotel by Callum Morton is located in an open field beside the East Link Freeway, Melbourne, Australia Hotel is a large scale model of a high rise hotel in an open field. Hotel is effectively a giant folly. Motorists will view it from the car as Read More…

EastLink Advert

EastLink ad – bypasses 45 traffic lights EastLink television commercial featuring some of the more than 45 traffic lights bypassed when using EastLink. Found on YouTube

Freeway art; yeah, whatever…

On the drive to Flinders, Lizzie took Granny and the Gang along the EastLink, past the ubiquitous offerings of freeway…er…art. Yeah, well, whatever. Perhaps we can live in hope that the GFC will stem the tide of all that conceptual trash now littering the sides of our semi-urban byways. Call us a philistine, but Callum Read More…

A trip on EastLink will cost, but it’ll be a cultural experience

MELBOURNE’s reputation as a city possessed by the arts was strengthened yesterday as the EastLink Freeway’s $5.5 million public art collection was unveiled. Motorists may well have to pay to use the freeway, scheduled to open next year, but as they career along it they will be privy to a free roadside sculpture gallery. And Read More…

Look, but don’t stop when it comes to artwork

A FAKE $1.2 million hotel will be one of four major public artworks lining EastLink to be unveiled today. The 20m-high Hotel, described by its artist as a “giant folly”, will sit in an open paddock in Dandenong South. The 12m-by-5m structure will be made of concrete, steel and glass, and be lit using solar Read More…