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Frankston Pier

Arts and Culture Frankston

Description

Iconic Frankston landmark.
Sight Line nautical sculpture.

Description

Built in 1857, and extended in 1864, the Frankston Pier has long been the focal point of the beachfront as it juts out into Port Phillip Bay. Considering its local significance, both historically and emotionally, any artwork built into its form had to be done with intelligence, finesse and great sensitivity. The successful result has been Sight Line by Louise Lavarack. This interactive and engaging installation features a ‘kinetic lighting display and responds via acoustic sensors to the movement of the water beneath the pier, and wind vanes that sensitivity adjust to shifts in wind direction’ (Louise Lavarack, 2008). Directly referencing the pier supports, each pole in Sight Line is surmounted by a semaphore flag which together spell out a hidden text.

Map & Directions

Frankston Pier Pier Promenade Frankston Victoria 3199