About the Artwork

At the thresholds to Prahran Square, The Pipes is an invitation to experience an expansive clearing.

Composing light, movement and environmental sounds into an atmosphere of call and response, the work creates a new space of belonging.

A site-specific visual and audio installation co-designed by RAMUS and Material Thinking, in collaboration with Lyons Architects.


The entrances of Prahran Square at the Market, Greville, Civic and Commercial corners.

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RAMUS, Material Thinking with Christopher Williams and Catherine Wood


Lyons Architecture

Bruce Ramus is a light artist. Ramus presents his works as compelling platforms for both personal and civic expansion, designed to reflect our environment, encourage social engagement and articulate our civic voice.

Ramus recognises the nature of urban design is shifting into non-imposing, integrated spaces that include light as a means of communication, as a way of dematerialising form, of balancing scale and intimacy.

Bruce Ramus founded RAMUS to contribute and support this artistic vision.

Material Thinking (Co-Directors, Paul Carter, Edmund Carter) is a public space design studio. Working between architecture, urban design and public art, it specialises in cross-cultural creative collaboration and enjoys a close relationship with the Aboriginal-owned cultural consultancy, Nyungar Birdiyia.

Recent public art highlights include Passenger (Yagan Square, Perth) and Borders, Signatures and Unfolding Rose (all Springvale cultural precinct, City of Greater Dandenong).

To create the soundscapes for The Pipes, Material Thinking teamed up with independent sound artist Christopher Williams and composer Catherine Wood. Find details about the sound sources can be found on the Absolute Rhythm website.

For more information visit ramus.com.au