Eastlink hotel: From Wikipedia

The EastLink hotel is a sculpture designed by Callum Morton.[1] It was unveiled on 27 November 2007 and cost $1.2 million (AUD) to construct. It is situated along ConnectEast, a section of the EastLink (toll road), located in Victoria, Australia.[2][3] References Badham, Van (6 April 2015). “Endgame review”. The Guardian. Retrieved 27 July 2016. Morton Read More…

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…

Endgame Review: Set design by Callum Morton

The infamous Eastlink Hotel highway installation – bleakly funny, original, clever, strange, alluring. A play by Samuel Beckett, Endgame is playing at Southbank Theatre until 25 April 2015. Set design by Callum Morton Endgame Review – innovation choked by Samuel Beckett’s strict staging edicts Beckett’s play was once spectacularly fresh, but Endgame’s staging brief now Read More…

Alex Wise: Eastlink Hotel by Callum Morton

Ever since moving over to Melbourne, trips down the coast and being by the sea are my saving grace. I love Melbourne as a city but I love getting out of it and exploring the coastline. It reminds me of home in a sense that it feels familiar. As part of these trips down the 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