Locomotive Workshop South Eveleigh

Interpretive design vision to tell iconic stories of people and industry


Trigger conceived an interpretive vision for Eveleigh Workshops around the themes ‘Epic’, ‘Legendary’ and ‘Iconic’. Our design vision responded to stories of survival, Indigenous and migrant workforces, industrial history, and what it means to be Australian.

For the Workshop Interiors, Trigger envisioned a dramatic and evocative approach to interpretation, with a cinematic feel — focusing on the majesty of the in-situ machinery through lighting, AV and industrial materials. It sought to communicate a city of manufacturing, awe-inspiring in scale, where thousands of people were catalysts for significant changes in Australian society. Brief, powerful statements embedded in concrete connect these singular objects to a larger thematic narrative of workers, their stories and their impact.