Reviewed by Georgia Cassimatis
Resurrected from an abandoned industrial site, to one of Australia’s most exciting urban projects, Sydney’s Barangaroo Reserve returns with its runaway success Sculptures at Barangaroo, which have captured audiences both here and abroad.
Celebrating Australian sculpture, 14 artworks are featured, three of which are indigenous artists: one of the world’s richest, oldest cultures. All sculptures compliment the striking landscape, with cross-generational, cross-cultural representation.
‘Terra Omnia’, by Nicole Monks explores the central theme that the ‘land is everything’. A must-see, it is sprawled across an entirely Australian native garden, with surrounding spectacular views, beautiful walks and cycling trails, against the stunning shore and harbor.
From a gargantuan cartoon shoe, to a charcoal nest, a headrest and 11 ships; even the iconic Kangooroo made famous at Sculptures By The Sea at Bondi Beach makes a comeback.
‘Kangooroo’ artist Richard Tipping’s work brings together road sign language, Australian vernacular and the Aboriginal term for Kangooroo: ‘gangurru’.
Says Tipping: ‘I like to dig a bit deeper. ‘Hooroo’ was a lovely Australian reference from the 19 th Century, meaning ‘see you later’. This is my way of getting the younger generation to pick it up again.’
Grab a coffee and walk the headland, or pack a picnic and enjoy the views while taking a scenic, creative journey of cultural identity.
When: August 5 th – August 20 ty