Experience the CBD in a whole new light.
Sydney’s Winter arts calendar already promises to be second to none. With the line-up including beachside events, a new art and food festival and an illuminated nature walk along with the highly anticipated Vivid Sydney, there’s already heaps to be excited about. While we wait patiently for these events, there’s another art event around the corner that we definitely recommend you check out.
Curated by filmmaker and producer Jacqui North, Curated Stories in Light will illuminate three hidden spots in Sydney with the tremendous stories of First Nations, women and queer activists among others.
Artist Leanne Tobin, a Dharug descendent will be sharing powerful First Contact stories on colonial sandstone walls through Bungaree at Angel Place. Bungaree of the Garigal clan (Broken Bay) was a teenager when the First Fleet sailed through the heads eventually becoming a diplomat, interpreter and uncanny mimic of the colonials. Tobin sheds light on his life and story.
Over at George St, Sara Saleh an illustrious poet and Arab-Australian human rights lawyer will move us through slam poetry and stirring music as she pays tribute to queer priestess of poetry Candy Royalle. You can also experience an incredible mural by Ms Saffaa, a talented street artist in this artwork called Love & Revolution at Curated Stories of Light.
And finally the Sydney Eye Hospital will house a cinematic, futuristic light-artwork titled Contact Trace, projected onto the hospital’s historic southern archway. Hundreds of photographs taken during the pandemic will evoke contemplation as they shed light on the uncertainty, fear and ultimately hope that gripped the city last year. You can take it in this visually stirring display with music from composer Andrée Greenwell strumming in the background and narration by Uncle Jack Charles.
Bungaree @ Angel Place, Sydney CBD
Love & Revolution @ 47 George St, The Rocks
Contact Trace @ Sydney Eye Hospital, 8 Macquarie St
19-23 May, 5:30pm-11:00pm
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