Always Was, Always Will Be
SYDNEY

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Always Was, Always Will Be
SYDNEY
2012

I was commissioned as part of the City of Sydney’s Streetware program for 2012.
The work is located on busy Oxford Street, in Taylor Square directly across from the National Art School.
In this work, I used the geometric diamonds, referencing my associations to north-western NSW and the traditional markings of the Kamilaroi people. I was very fortunate to collaborate with Cracknell and Lonergan Architects to realise the artwork in this public context and at this large scale. The artwork features fluoro pigmented paints applied to the 1-5 Flinders Street building.
Across the front of the building façade, neon text (‘Always was, always will be’) is incorporated across the geometric diamonds. As a temporary work in this urban context the meaning is clear – this always was Gadigal country and always will be Gadigal.