Nell Treehouse

Nell 'Eveleigh Treehouse'

5 December 2019

'Eveleigh Treehouse' created by Nell, in collaboration with Cave Urban, has been selected by Artsy as one of the best public art installations of 2019.

Providing a destination and place of contemplation on Eveleigh Green, the work references the history and character of the Eveleigh railway area in its design and materials, whilst also embodying a personal connection to the site for the artist, whose great-grandfather worked as a boilermaker at Eveleigh from 1931–1952. Created in consultation with the local community, over 400 people welded individual metal gum leaves with personal inscriptions, imbuing the anthropomorphic structures with a face, spirit, and personality.

Image: Nell and Cave Urban, 'Eveleigh Treehouse', 2019, Sydney. Co-commissioned by Mirvac and Carriageworks. Curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham. Photo by Nelson Cortez.