The municipality of Bunnik has a new piece of public art! Bart Lunenburg’s work in the tunnel near Vechten was inaugurated yesterday. The tunnel and the surrounding area needed to become cleaner, safer and more liveable, the artwork helps to achieve that.
The Living Frontier makes the historical surroundings of the tunnel visible. On the side of the Waterliniemuseum, the New Dutch Waterline is represented through scale-models of several types of hiding places. On the side of hamlet of Vechten, one can see Roman watch towers.
After a pop up exhibition at the Waterliniemuseum Fort bij Vechten, where the designs by Kris Borgerink and Lenneke van der Goot were also on display, the advisory commission chose Bart Lunenburg’s design. The artist then further developed it, in close consultancy with the Province of Utrecht, the municipality of Bunnik and the Department of Waterways and Public Works. Bart was accompanied by QKunst throughout the whole process.
The visitors of the exhibition noted the timelessness of the design and the fact that the Roman Limes as well as the New Dutch Waterline can be easily recognised as such. The advisory commission thought the design stood out and was playful, the image was clear and familiar and interesting both from afar en up close.
Bart Lunenburg (Utrecht, 1995) grew up in Houten and graduated in 2017 as a photographer at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht (Utrecht School of Arts). Lunenburg is fascinated by how people connect with their daily surroundings and how they shape it with architecture.
Artwork on tunnel Bunnik inaugurated