Circular (2010) is a public art project by typographer Stephen Banham from Letterbox and artist Christine Eid from TOW. Commissioned by VicUrban and Walker Corporation, the works form part of the Wyndham City Council collection. Art consultants Global Art Projects are the commissioning managers.
Circular is a series of eight cast-iron works installed along the footpath of Main Street, Point Cook, 23km from the city centre of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. Quietly integrated into the streetscape, the works playfully take the familiar form of manhole covers while referencing the stories, values and diversity of the Point Cook area.
The works seek to enliven the public space and enhance the pedestrian’s everyday journey. They engage pedestrians and seek to inspire and encourage public curiosity about the local environment and community. You can even make rubbings of them.
Located on both sides of four pedestrian crossing points, the works provide opportunities for discovery. They are places of contemplation, a pause in the pedestrian’s journey, and an opportunity to engage with the stories.