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Art Pharmacy Installations at The Rocks

Discover these five public art installations that have popped up in The Rocks.
By Ben Hansen
November 04, 2021
By Ben Hansen
November 04, 2021

A public gallery of art installations from artist collective Art Pharmacy has popped up in The Rocks. The series of large-scale outdoor artworks appeared in October and is going to be up and adding colour to the waterside suburb for the next year.

The artworks are themed around revival and renewal, two much-needed themes in Sydney after over 100 days of lockdown. Each installation has been created by a different local artist or set of artists, with the artworks ranging from hyper-coloured mirrored hallways to bright multi-coloured lanterns.

Barkindji woman Maddison Gibbs has created a work that explores both caring for Country and fighting the injustice taking place in Australia. Gibbs artwork Spirits Make Noise, snakes across a sandstone wall in The Rocks and is inspired by female Aboriginal ancestors and matriarchs.

Other works include Rochelle Haley's Nurses Walk, which reflects light across a Rocks tunnel, glowing at certain times of day and in certain lights; and Jason Wing's Pemulwuy Butu Wargun Mural which is dedicated to Aboriginal leaders who fought to resist the British invasion of Australia in the 1700s.

Images: Anna Kucera

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