2019 Events

The Concourse Urban Screen (Outdoor area), 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood

Date & Time

Wednesday, 4 September - Sunday, 13 October

Presented by
Willoughby Visual Arts

The Concourse Urban Screen - The Tenacious Realm

Presenting an exhibition part of the Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial 2019: The Tenacious Realm

This exhibition is part of  WVAB logo

The Eclipse

 Single channel video with sound by Eye Shen 

Duration: 6 minutes

The Artist’s mother photographs the flowers in her garden and sends them as daily digital greetings to family and friends overseas. The artwork captures the eclipse of a moon constructed with those flower images.  Like the moon, our identities and senses of belonging are in constant flux and just like these flowers, Australia’s cultural fabric is diverse. The blooming moon is a symbol for the hope for a better future and a sign of respect to those who have left their homeland.

Willoughby Train

 Single channel video with sound by Tom Loveday

Duration: 36 minutes

Using video footage from a journey taken by train from the centre of Sydney to Willoughby, Willoughby Train manipulates this imagery with abstract effects. As the animation is connected to actual daily traveling experiences, the video looks to the shared travel experience of a community and the overlooked aesthetics of the community in daily life.  


 Single channel video with sound by Golshan Shokouhi 

Duration: 4 minutes

Hands brings the subtle nuances of life that escape our everyday gaze into focus. Gestures of the hand are charged with layers of emotions that are often neglected and easily overlooked in our pre-occupied minds. Hands challenges the viewer to stay present with simple and subtle movements of the hands and experience all the ranges of emotions that they evoke in them.

Willi Willi

 Single channel video with sound by Tamara Whyte 

Duration: 4 minutes

Bulman Hybrid

 Single channel video with sound by Tamara Whyte 

Duration: 6.05 minutes

Tamara Whyte’s videos focus on the survival of Aboriginal people and the stories which Indigenous communities continue to live through today. These videos are a contemplation of place and the natural world and the way in which every sovereign expression at the individual, family and community level is a form of resilience and resistance. Daily acts of living are daily acts of survival and sovereignty.  


All Our Paradise

 Interactive live streaming video and animation by Edison Chen

All Our Paradise is an interactive screen artwork inviting the community to grow and maintain a virtual Eden. People within the interactive area will be helping digital inhabitant Radish. As participants play on camera, their actions influence and breathe life into the world. The resulting blooming scenery reveals the collective actions of the audience. The artwork seeks to support feelings of nurture to show how our positive contributions can aid the resilience of this paradise. 


Further Information

 Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial

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