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For the Love of Art

Hear the story behind one of Sydney's most striking public artworks — beer in hand.
By Marissa Ciampi
October 04, 2018
By Marissa Ciampi
October 04, 2018

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On Wednesday, October 17, ten of Sydney's best bars will be transformed into classrooms for Raising the Bar. It's a global platform that gives city-dwellers access to great ideas in a fresh way — namely, with a drink in hand. The free event invites some of Sydney's brightest minds to share their smarts across a variety of categories — from art to political science to biology. One of those brilliant minds is artist Chris Fox, who will host For the Love of Art at The Sussex Hotel from 8pm.

Fox is a senior lecturer in art processes and architecture, and his Interloop installation at Wynyard Station was recently awarded the 2018 National Trust Heritage Award for the Most Outstanding Project of the Year. During the talk, Fox will tell the story behind this installation — in which he upcycled Wynyard's demolished wooden escalator treads that were installed back in the 1930s. The exhibition nods to Sydney's past while looking toward the city's future. Fox will discuss the boundaries between art and architecture, as well as the impact that public art can have on a city's personality.

The bar will be open for business, so grab a drink to sip on while absorbing all that artsy info that you'll impress others with later. Registration is a must, so head over here to nab your free ticket.

Image: Josh Raymond.

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