In his spare time while teaching art to Swinburne students throughout the nineteen seventies, eighties and nineties, artist Brian Cleveland spent many an hour out and around Melbourne with his pencils and paint brush, sketching, recording those iconic areas of his city that was scheduled shortly to vanish, or soon to be seriously altered beyond recognition. Included in his hundreds of drawings are some of Port Melbourne’s most treasured heritage places – among them the 1937 Missions to Seamen building, Centenary Bridge, Princes Pier, and Station Pier.
Below is a selection of Brian’s works showing some familiar and some lost Port Melbourne locations.
Click on an image to see a larger version. All images are Copyright © Brian Cleveland.