Sydney’s pop-up laneway gallery

Published:  October 26, 2011
Sydney’s pop-up laneway gallery

It’s usually Melbourne receiving the laneway love, but Sydney is having its turn in early November with the return of Open House laneway gallery.

Third year design students from University of Technology will be transforming a laneway in Darlinghurst for one night only event. The street will be closed to traffic and a series of interactive installations will explore the historical and contemporary identity of the laneway.

The night will include five separate installations, each hoping to put a bit of life back into Sydney’s laneways, including:

Word on the Street: mapping the dark history of crime in the area, bringing the stories of victims and criminals out of the shadows and into the public space.

Frame of Mind: creators have been busy interviewing locals in the area, gaining insight into Darlinghurst’s characters. Their work aims to capture the colourful 1950s bohemia of the area, offering a stage to relive the vibrancy and allow participants to engage with different identities through dress.

Planted: aims not only to meet the demand for flora in Darlinghurst and the inner city area, but also to advocate the advantages of being surrounded by a natural habitat.

Foley Street, Darlinghurst, between Crown Street and Burton Street
6pm – 9pm, Tuesday 8th November
Visit the Facebook page for more details.

Images from Open House 2010.

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