Art Exhibition at North Sydney Council
HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW
WAVERTON COAL LOADER
WENDY’S SECRET GARDEN, LAVENDER BAY
AN EXHIBITION BY BRADFIELD SENIOR COLLEGE ARTISTS WITH THE SUPPORT OF PLANET X YOUTH CENTRE
15 AUGUST – 17 SEPTEMBER 2018
The students of Bradfield Senior College have sought to bring a contemporary perspective to the historical layers of two different sites in the Local Government Area of North Sydney. Students visited the Coal Loader and Wendy’s Secret Garden as areas of focus on Sydney’s hidden stories for their school projects. The multiple histories and narratives of these areas have been interpreted through a variety of design and visual arts responses. Inspiration has come from the people who had historical relationships to the site as well as the flora and fauna, Aboriginal culture and environmental regeneration of the bushland and gardens. Both locations have the sense of being hidden away and far removed from the surrounding city landscape.
This is the third year that Bradfield Senior College and Planet X Youth Centre have collaborated on exploring the local area for inspiration, with artworks being exhibited at North Sydney Council’s inTransit exhibition space. Through these excursions and project work, students develop a rich understanding of the local history and gain valuable experiences through working collaboratively, creatively and thoughtfully in response to historical and culturally significant sites.
For more information please contact the Arts & Culture Team at North Sydney Council on 9936 8100.