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    Sydney exhibition to celebrate brutalist icon

    Nicholas Rider

    An exhibition during June will celebrate Sydney’s threatened Sirius building and its residents.

    Presented by the Sirius Foundation, This is Sirius will exhibit a range of artworks of the brutalist icon and the people who have lived there. The exhibition will run from 8 to 16 June at the National Trust Centre’s Annie Wyatt Room in Sydney.

    Earlier this month, Shaun Carter, chairman of the Save Our Sirius (SOS) foundation told Architecture & Design that the exhibition will feature works “made by all kinds of people who have painted and built sculptures in support of Sirius. It [will include] everything from kids in high chairs who have built little models [of Sirius], to people like Reg Mombassa – [established] artists who support the cause.” 

    10-minute preview screenings of Forced Out, a documentary about the relocation of a community that includes the residents of Sirius, will also be shown as part of the exhibition.

    This is Sirius will be opened by Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore on 8 June at 6.00pm.

    Works of art that depict the Sirius building are still being welcomed to the exhibition. Paintings, photographs, sculptures, ceramics, jewellery, graphics, or works in other media are all welcome. For information on submitting work, click here

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