Rothwell takes over Barrack Street - Art Collector

A render of Caroline Rothwell's Youngsters project, to be installed in Barrack Street, Sydney. Courtesy: the artist

16 July 2012 | Caroline Rothwell and Diego Bonetto are among the next round of artists commissioned to produce public art for Sydney’s laneways and squares.

The City of Sydney’s annual laneways art project has grown considerably since its inception in 2007 and is no longer confined to out-of-the-way nooks and crannies. Rothwell’s project will see two bronze sculptures of young girls placed in Barrack Street, a prominent CBD thoroughfare. Dressing her youngsters in hoodies and baggy pants, Rothwell hopes to ask whether girls like this are suitable subjects for a traditional art form.

Bonetto, associated with the Network of Uncollectable Artists, is creating an inner city nature trail with Tega Brain and Mark Gerada. The walking tour will present a new side to city wildlife like rock pigeons and the much hated white ibis.

The works will go on show in time for the city’s annual Art & About festival in September.

Jane O'Sullivan

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