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Always

A large-scale sculpture will be erected on the harbour as a reminder that Sydney always was, and always will be Aboriginal land.
By Matt Abotomey
October 25, 2018
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Always

A large-scale sculpture will be erected on the harbour as a reminder that Sydney always was, and always will be Aboriginal land.
By Matt Abotomey
October 25, 2018
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With a trio of skyscrapers already erected and a casino on the way, it's hard not to wonder what Barangaroo's namesake would have made of Sydney's new financial district. Barangaroo was a fisherwoman for the Cammeraygal people who apparently deplored the excesses of the British settlers, so it's a stretch to imagine her embracing the economic opportunities of the rejuvenated docklands.

For 2019's Sydney Festival, Bangarra's Helpmann Award-winning head of design Jacob Nash will be out at Barangaroo crafting a large-scale public sculpture spelling ALWAYS. Using the phrase 'Always was, always will be' as an impetus, the work will serve as a reminder that Sydney's newest development is taking place on Aboriginal land.

Always is part of Sydney Festival's dramatic and diverse 2019 program. Check out the full lineup here.

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