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City Art Tour: Cycle tour
As part of Art Month 2017, join us Sunday 19 March for the last of three City Art Public Art guided tours with a special bike tour to seven prominent public artworks in Chinatown and Redfern. Taking to the streets of inner city Sydney by bike will provide you with an alternative experience of the city itself and the artworks that are part of the exciting cultural diversity of Sydney.
Your rolling guides will be artist Bruno Panucci, a student at UNSW and Urban Koori artist Blak Douglas.
Starting with Lin Li’s work, Golden Water Mouth, in the heart of Chinatown, Bruno will share the stories behind the artworks and their artists and discuss how public artworks are realised. There will be a sneak-peek into the new Lindy Lee artwork, still under construction.
The tour will roll over to a captivating street-long installation by artist Jason Wing whose work celebrates and explores his identity as an artist of Chinese and Aboriginal heritage.
Blak Douglas will meet us in Redfern to talk to us about his artwork “Cherry Pickers” and share his experiences as an Urban Koori artist. He will talk about the history of the local area and share insights and stories about the artworks of Bronwyn Bancroft and Dale Jones Evans, Greg Stonehouse and Susan Milne, Reko Rennie and Fiona Foley - all on two wheels.
Having exercised both body and mind, the two-hour bike tour will finish at Redfern Park with some closing remarks and a discussion about Sydney’s vibrant public art scene and its role in our ever-changing city.
The tour will meet at 9:45am at the upper level country stations platforms Grand Concourse Entrance (Western Forecourt) to Central Station Access from Lee St or Hay St
Date: 19 March
Time: 10 am - 12 noon
Grand Concourse Entrance, Central Station, Devonshire Street Entrance
Central Station, Eddy Ave, Haymarket, NSW 2000
Free to attend. Bookings essential