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 coast I often pass this hotel along the Eastlink Highway and have been forever fascinated by it.

The hotel is in fact an installation by Callum Morton, professor and head of fine arts at Monash University. Not quite the size of your normal hotel, the hotel is 12 metres long, 20 metres high and 5 metres wide. Once night time hits, the little windows light up, gradually turning off and turning on in different rooms. It’s really quite neat to watch especially as a room lights up a strong colour momentarily.

For anyone wishing to see the installation by Callum, the hotel is situated between Greens Road and Bangholme Road on the Eastlink Highway.

Apologies for the watermarks too. I was running some reverse image look ups on Google (great tool I might add) and found that some of my Melbourne images are being used heavily without my permission like this one from St Kilda. Thanks real estate agents… I’d highly recommend you run some reverse look ups on your popular images too. Google Chrome does it natively within the browser by right clicking an image and selecting “Search Google for this Image’. Alternatively Google have a tutorial on how to use this, I personally prefer it over Tineye but use both and have found good results.


Eastlink Hotel by Callum Morton
Posted on May 11, 2014
Written by Alex Wise