2019 Events

Map
The Concourse (Outdoor area and Upper Terrace), 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood

Date & Time

Wednesday, 4 September - Sunday, 13 October

Cost
Free
Presented by
Willoughby Visual Arts

The Tenacious Realm Public Art Walk

Explore sculpture, installation and video art activating public space at The Concourse, Chatswood.

This exhibition is part of  WVAB logo

 


SPRING STREET
MALL Legacy Sculpture by Louis Pratt

 

Legacy is a family unit made from fossil fuels, presenting a future in which we have failed to decarbonise our economies. These sculptures force us to contemplate the choices we make today and its ongoing effects on the environment into the future.   

 


THE CONCOURSE (OUTDOOR AREA)
Portal | Installation by Natasha Narain 

 

Portal  transforms glass into landscapes of reflection upon processes of trauma and damage alongside endurance and survival, which are often invisible, as made visible. The works ponder on emotional, physical and cultural loss held inside the mind and body as well in nature and the environment. Natasha Narain uses drawing and mark making as forms of suture, contemplation and repair—welcoming a conversation on resilience as propagated every day and every night, pain by pane.
 

THE CONCOURSE (OUTDOOR AREA)
This Is Our Pot Installation by India Collins

 

This installation is created from deconstructed crab pot frames. The crab pot in this work is representative of our fisheries, a resource under tremendous threat due to population growth, over-consumption and careless management. Made entirely of recycled materials these crab pot works advocate for the creation of a more sustainable future and better management of non-renewable resources. 

 


THE CONCOURSE (OUTDOOR AREA) 
Awareness of Between-ness: Street Tree Like Bonsai Installation by Miho Watanabe

 

This artwork pays homage to the resilience of street trees in hostile urban environments; strong like Bonsai. Drawing upon her perspective of ‘in-betweenness’, Japanese-Australian diaspora artist Miho Watanabe uses the transparency of her materials to evoke the invisible forces of nature and the fluidity of her identitymemorialising the beauty of the Sydney cityscape and restoring to our community those members of it who are so often invisible: the trees. 

 


THE CONCOURSE (UPPER TERRACE OF THE OUTDOOR AREA)
Identity Installation by Neil Laredo

 

Identity is an abstract interpretation of personal, social and cultural identity in its many forms. While personal identity can be tied initially to family, ancestral or cultural roots, it is also impacted by outside forces such as nationalistic, religious or commercial influences. Each mirrored tile in the sculpture is set on an angle, contributing one piece to an abstract back drop that is overlayed by a single image of the viewer. It represents the identity and the importance of each of us. Overlayed by many, the fragmented, silent images of ‘us’ become intertwined as one.

 


THE CONCOURSE (UPPER TERRACE OF THE OUTDOOR AREA)
Glasshouses (Chatswood) Installation by Christine Ko

 

This installation uses the characteristics of glass houses along with the iconography of the house to critique ideas around home, shelter and sense of place and the role these play in contemporary Australian communities. 

The Australian Dream is no longer attainable to many Australians yet the dream prevails. Do we need to define a new Australian Dream, or does it already exist in the form of communities based on amalgamation without a defined physical form?

 


Further Information


 Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial