Woolloomooloo - Community Mural Launch, 12pm - 3pm, Free, Age: All
We’re celebrating the completion of this amazing artwork.
Enjoy a live DJ, art activities, basketball competitions, free food and tea made from fresh community garden herbs.
Come down to Wolloomooloo and hear the story of this vibrant art work. It is a free community event and is open to all!
Woolloomooloo is home to a broad variety of residents. An established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, high income professionals and public housing tenants all call the suburb home
Woolloomooloolife is a community mural which allowed artists to work directly with local residents to create a site-specific public artwork. Youth and Family Connect held a series of community consultation sessions where the community participated in the initial ideas and design process. Participants from 7 to 75 years of age engaged in the process, reflecting the unique and diverse demographic of this tight knit community.
The foreground characters in the mural represent the multicultural community and locally supported teams, the Rabbitohs and the Roosters. Starting with Aboriginal peoples, the images reveal a loose lineal representation of the waves of immigrants who have settled in the area.
The background elements feature St Mary’s Cathedral and the Art Gallery of NSW, the southern and northern most points of Woolloomooloo. These icons of Sydney’s sandstone foundation are supported by images important to the local community. These include a 1950s Italian fishing boat, a Sydney Harbour mullet, the city skyline, a fruit bat, Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and a representation of the Aboriginal flag.
When: Saturday, 16th June 2018
12pm to 3pm
Age: All ages
Where: Entrance via 94 Dowling Street, 79-85 Brougham Street (retaining wall), Woolloomooloo
Parking: Limited street parking available in surrounding Woolloomooloo area.
Nearby Food: The Tilbury Hotel, 12-18 Nicholson St, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011