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    A new exhibition on Sydney is bringing together the forgotten and unknown history of the city with new experimental art and architecture.

    Presented by the New Landscapes Institute, the event, Groundwork: From the Archives Up will open on 1 October and will include a 2-week public program of exhibitions, discussions, walks, urban interventions and temporary architecture. The exhibition will display a selection of maps, plans and photographs alongside new video, sound and installation work.

    The public program ‘Groundwork: Reloaded’ brings the exhibition ideas outside of the gallery onto the streets and waterfronts and invites the audience to become participants in a variety of playful and thought provoking environments.

    Curated by Joni Taylor and the New Landscapes Institute, the exhibition will include new work by Zanny Begg, Vanessa Berry, Future Method Studio with Alvaro Carrillo and Carmen Blanco, Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline, and Sarah Breen Lovett.

    Groundwork: From the Archives Up will open on 1 October, 6-8pm at the Gaffa Gallery, 281 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000. The exhibition is open till 12 October.

    Public program highlights

    Artist walks

    Artist and author of the Mirror Sydney blog, Vanessa Berry creates psychogeographic maps that highlight mysterious structures such as glasshouses, aqueducts, transmission towers and other curiosities of the urban environment. Berry will reveal Sydney’s strangest sights and the stories behind them on the artist walks.

    Picnic Assembly & Sydney Harbour Foreshore Futures forum

    Presented by Future Method Studio with Alvaro Carrillo and Carmen Blanco, the forum will bring together key figures to discuss the history and potential futures of the Sydney Harbour Foreshore.

    Otherscapes

    This participatory performance explores the sacred relationship to trees through the making of a communal tree art project. The event will feature discussions by guest speaker Graham Davis King about the significance of trees in aboriginal culture, and in Pagan cultures by Professor Carole Cusack.

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