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by Tony Roma
posted 02/11/2020

City of Sydney Art Laneways

An Opportunity to Deliver Temporary Public Art Projects in the Heart of the City

Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next – Arundati Roy, The Pandemic is a Portal, Financial Times April 2020

We’re seeking Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to create public artworks that reimagine city spaces and bring Sydneysiders back to the city.

Creative thinkers, artists and multidisciplinary teams with a strong interest in sustainability, communities and urbanism, this is a great opportunity for you to create a temporary public art project in the heart of the city by 11 January 2021.

This project is part of the City of Sydney and NSW Government’s $20 million fund to boost the city centre economy, support businesses and create jobs across the vital summer period.

Artist’s Brief

Our once globalised city, now unusually empty, asks us to reconsider, reconfigure and regenerate public space and public life. The Covid-19 pandemic represents an extraordinary opportunity to pursue public art projects that interrogate, evaluate and reorient our civic spaces and how they influence people’s experiences of our city.

We’re seeking inventive projects unafraid to explore and inspire new experiences in reinterpreted public spaces, in particular laneways.

Bold, fresh, relevant and meaningful interventions that reflect on Sydney’s past, present and future will be favourably looked upon, as will proposals that respectfully include Aboriginal stories, knowledge and heritage.

Ideally, proposals will present a strong visual and sensory impact harnessing an increased sense of empathy for each other, the natural environment and contribute to the sustainability, health and wellbeing of people and city spaces.

What: City Art Laneways

Who: The City of Sydney

When: EOI Close 16 November 2020 

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