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Can playable public art forge a more inclusive city?

Ace Hotel Sydney
Ace Hotel Sydney
The Ace Hotel, 47/53 Wentworth Ave, Sydney NSW 2000

Tuesday 4 April from 6pm to 7pm

Imagine the city through the eyes of a child. How would a climbable sculpture get them to experience their environment differently?

Sanné’s work offers a new way to experience art. She creates a relationship between the viewer and the artwork. She moves audiences from voyeurs to becoming part of the artwork.

Sanné investigates how public art can make critically integrated, inclusive and interactive spaces. Join her to discuss how a ‘playable’ city landscape may help us develop more civic agency in the future.


Sanné Mestrom is a senior lecturer at Sydney College of the Arts. She questions the social consequences of urban design by incorporating play into a socially engaged art practice.

Sanné’s sculptural works have been collected by key institutions across Australia and the world. Most recently, her sculpture The Offering was acquired by the Art Gallery of NSW for the launch of the new Sydney Modern museum.

Also speaking at Ace Hotel Sydney at 8:00PM is Barbara Stephen

About the venue - Ace Hotel Sydney

A place of extraordinary contrasts and community, Ace Hotel's home of Surry Hills is a microcosm of Sydney’s singular character; its meandering streets establishing a rhythm of creation and innovation that rings across the city, the country and the rest of the world.

Ace Hotel Sydney welcomes the electricity of the city inside, cultivating a call and response with the community around the venue and a two-way channel for creativity, collaboration and culture. Ace Hotel Sydney is walking distance to Hyde Park and the CBD, Darlinghurst and Redfern, and just a moment away from Central Station, which can take you just about anywhere you’d want to go.

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