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2003 Colours of Culture and Symbol of Youth: Images of the West Stage 2, Victoria

Description:
Colours of Culture: Brimbank Windsock Installation
The regional vigour of Melbourneís west became the impetus for creating kinetic installations. Wind has been harnessed as a primary design element that represents the dynamics of the west. The Brimbank wind installation is approximately half a kilometre in length spanning from, and riding over, the Cairnlea repository site ('Gateway Hill') and intersecting the Western Ringroad/Western Highway interchange. The experience Brimbank-Night02of the Brimbank installation is one of passing through rather than travelling with. The 19 large windsocks acknowledge Brimbank as the most culturally diverse of the west's shires. The flags of the 96 nationalities represented in the City of Brimbank have provided a pallet in creating the illuminated fabric designs of the wind installation.

Symbol of Youth: Melton Windsock Installation
The regional vigour of Melbourneís west became the impetus for creating kinetic installations. Wind has been harnessed as a primary design element that represents the dynamics of the west. The Melton wind installation spans a distance of approximately 1.5 kilometres along the Western Freeway, creating an experience as opposed to a solitary object or form that is passed by. The installation uses the Melton colours of blue and yellow to create a colour sequence that reinforces movement and the dynamic nature of the installation. The 45 windsocks are a symbolic reflection of Melton's vibrant community, which has the youngest average age in Victoria, 82% of which is under the age of 45 years. The trackydacks humorously reflect Meltonís youth.

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