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City Walls #1: To be free is to have no fear

Colourful outdoor mural by Nadia Hernandez takes over Loftus Lane

Produced by the City of Sydney

City Walls is a series of surprise street art projects brought to you by Art & About Sydney and Elliott Routledge of Funstudio.

The first artwork in the brand new City Walls project, To be free is to have no fear, is a colourful work by artist Nadia Hernandez behind Customs House on Loftus Lane. Nadia works by creating the work as a paper cut artwork in a smaller scale, then translates it to the wall.

A multidisciplinary artist and designer based in Sydney, Nadia Hernandez was born in Merida, Venezuela. Her practice continues to orbit and explore Venezuelan folklore, using collage, craft, design and text to reflect on the intersecting ideologies of social and political change.

Hernandez has had both solo and group exhibitions across the country and has created site-specific works in Sydney for cultural hubs such as The Thousands and Golden Age Cinema.  Her work is held in private collections throughout Australia, New York, London, Luxembourg, Barcelona, and Japan.

Watch out for more City Walls in the coming months springing up in an ever-changing Sydney.

Visit Nadia’s, Elliott’s, or the Funstudio website and Nadia or Elliott’s Instagram.

About Art & About

Our city shines in every season, and now Art & About Sydney allows to you celebrate each one with our ongoing program.

After 13 years of a festival-style program that jam-packed one month with temporary public art, we’re committing to a year-long calendar of creativity.

Explore the current program



Loftus Ln, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia


Every day, 9am to 12am

Tuesday 1 December 2015 to Sunday 31 December 2017



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Hashtag: #citywallssydney

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