Barangaroo Reserve (Sydney Harbour Foreshore)
Sydney Festival | 8 –26 January 2020.
Proclamation is an observational body of work linking the community and their idea or association of belonging to the land and country, and more specifically the interpretation of land ownership.
Community members of all ages are invited to respond to this theme by painting, drawing, paper collaging, digital imaging, photographing, or any other form of 2-dimensional image making. The aim is to create a picture that reflects their idea of connection to land or place. Examples include: their favourite beach, their house,a memory of the place they grew up, and even an imaginary place or their favourite plant or animal. Works addressing ongoing conversations around Aboriginal land rights, diaspora and migration are also highly encouraged. For those artists whose works are selected, they will be provided with the coordinates and dates their flag will fly at Barangaroo Reserve so they can go visit with their friends and family. Once the festival finishes, artists will have their flag returned to them to keep as a memento.
About Sydney Festival...
Every January, Sydney Festival starts the new year with a bang, transforming the city with a bold cultural celebration based on critical ideas and cutting-edge art and performance. More than any other cultural event, Sydney Festival defines Sydney's personality. For over four decades we have presented international artists who guarantee headlines, and whose presence in Sydney adds to the Festival's buzz and prestige. The first Festival took place in 1977 and it has since grown to become one of Australia's largest annual cultural celebrations with an international reputation for modern, popular and intelligent programming. In many ways it is probably still best understood as a celebration of Sydney, and its style and energy reflect the confidence, diversity and vigour of one of the world's most beautiful cities.