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Giant Badges by Adam Norton

Barrack St
Sydney NSW 2000

Every day, all day Friday 5 February to Sunday 11 July



Sydney-based artist Adam Norton's come to life in the form of giant badges on Barrack Street.

The badges have an immediate sense of nostalgia to them, but their bright, pop construction placed in the present city centre creates new twists on meanings.

Adam’s work draws on archival materials that articulate imagined futures and the sources for Giant Badges span apocalyptic sci-fi films, pop and counterculture.

The badges speak directly to the uncanniness of how the climate and public health emergencies we have been living through in 2020 have been prefigured for decades – to the point that our current reality feels stranger than science fiction.

Spot the provocative and prophetic giant badges on lamp posts in Barrack Street.

This is part of the City of Sydney's temporary laneway art program.

Want to know more? To celebrate the new laneway artwork commissions, the City of Sydney is offering free City Art guided walking tours of public art, led by local artists. You can see this artwork on the Hidden In Plain Sight Walking Tour. For more information and to book tickets, visit City Art, City of Sydney on Eventbrite.

How to find the artwork: On Barrack Street between George Street and York Street, near Athena Statue.

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