ROTHWELL TAKES OVER BARRACK STREET
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.
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