About This Project

In May 2022, artist David Burrows installed two stereoscopic boxes on either side of the new pedestrian bridge near Chelsea Station. The boxes are small in scale but convey images that magnify our perspective on the site. In the box on Station Street we can see a 3D render of a historic photograph of the area, the old Chelsea Station in the 1920s (via Rose Stereograph Co., 1920. Courtesy of State Library Victoria). In the other along the Nepean Highway we see an artwork by Bunurong artist Adam Magennis, titled “Feathers”. Each offers a different mode of representing the place: one, a documentary recording, the other a cultural interpretation.



Artwork details:
Stereoscopic photography combines 2 slightly offset images to create the illusion of 3 dimensions.

Station Street stereoscopic box:

3D Conversion – David Burrows
Rose Stereograph Co. (1920).
Image source – State Library Victoria
Stereoscopic viewers, zinc plated steel, LED lighting

Nepean Highway stereoscopic box:

Adam Magennis
Feathers, 2022
3D Conversion – David Burrows
Stereoscopic viewers, zinc plated steel, LED lighting



David Burrows has been the recipient of several grants including the Australia Council, City of Melbourne and Ian Potter Cultural Trust and has been awarded numerous commissions by both private and public commissioners ranging from large budget permanent public art works  to obscure experimental media projects.

Artist David Burrows was commissioned by the Level Crossing Removal Project for the Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach Project


David Burrows


Chelsea Station Stereoscopic Boxes


The Level Crossing Removal Project


Chelsea Station