Art & About Sydney

September 20, 2011

The Art & About Sydney festival celebrates its tenth year, with a program of events transforming the city’s public spaces.

Art & About Sydney celebrates its tenth year in 2011. The month-long festival includes art installations, performances and exhibitions held in Sydney’s streets and public spaces.

The inaugural Art & About Sydney in 2002 began with the idea of transforming the city into a living gallery. This idea has since evolved into a festival that celebrates the role of creativity in transforming the city.

Events include:

*Friday Night Live* The free festival launch party kicks off the festivities, and celebrates the ten year anniversary of the Art & About program. *Martin Place, 5-9pm Friday 23 September*

*Laneway Art* Eight teams and individuals will embrace the city’s laneways, bringing a new dose of inspiration to these urban pockets.

*Tsunami 1.26 by Janet Echelman* An oversized aerial net installation by celebrated American artist Janet Echelman – one of the pieces featured in the Love Lace exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum – will be suspended outside the Town Hall. Lit with coloured lights, the sculpture will move in the breeze and is inspired by the 2010 Chile earthquake. *George Street (outside Town Hall)*

*Unguarded Moments* An installation of archival documentary footage will be projected onto the walls and buildings of Millers Point to capture the changes that have occurred in the precinct.

*Cross Projections* A cinematic screening of essays by 16 photographers, with work covering social documentary, photojournalism and fine art. *AIA Tusculum, 6-8 October*

*52 Suburbs exhibition* An exhibition of the photography project by Louise Hawson, whose mission was to explore and photograph one Sydney suburb a week for an entire year. *Museum of Sydney, until 9 October.*

*Try This At Home* Presented by Object and UNSW, this exhibition explores the role that art and design can play in effecting sustainable urban solutions. *Object Gallery, 417 Bourke Street, 8 October until 8 January 2012*

*Image* Tsunami, by Janet Echelman. Presented by the Powerhouse Museum and Art & About Sydney.


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