Do you live in Surry Hills and want to share your story about the area? Local artist Astra Howard is creating a new public artwork for a laneway off Crown Street, which will give a public voice to the diverse residents of Surry Hills. Commissioned by the City of Sydney, Village Voices will prompt the passerby to think about issues that affect them, from local to the global.
The artwork is inspired by the signs with moveable letters often seen outside movie theatres, churches and sports fields. Through a series of constantly changing words, this public artwork recalls everything from intimate scrabble games to the printing press and mass communication.
In this interactive workshop, participants will be encouraged to talk about their relationship to Surry Hills and add their text to the evolving artwork script.
Astra Howard is a local artist and Action Researcher/Performer who works predominantly within public spaces in cities. Since 1998 Astra has designed and produced site-specific works in cities across Australia and internationally. Astra has also worked as a designer, a lecturer in higher education and as a community development worker, predominantly in crisis homeless services.
Programmed in partnership with City Art.
Bookings are essential and the workshop is suitable for anyone aged 16 years and over.