Monday, 14 November 2011

Taking a break

I know how he feels. Our team has relocated to another department and I've spent the last few weeks packing and unpacking. Although I'm in the same position I'm in a completely different organisation and having to very quickly learn new systems and processes so it feels like I'm in a new job. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed and am not able to give this blog the time and effort it deserves. Nor am I able to spend the time I would like visiting other blogs. I also haven't managed to get out with the camera and I'm not going to make it to Sculpture by the Sea which I really wanted to do. So I'm going to take a break for a few weeks until I feel more on top of things. I'm going away for a week soon and will hopefully return rested and refreshed. I'll definitley be back, this blog and the blogging community has given me too much for me to give up completely. See you in a little while.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Friday, 11 November 2011

Monday, 7 November 2011

Occupy Sydney - Week 3

This will probably be my last shots of Occupy unless I catch up with them somewhere else in town. I am moving this week to an office further up town and away from Martin Place and Macquarie Street. I'll miss the area a lot (though I should be able to go over sometimes) but it might be a bit more interesting for you, my valued readers. It was getting difficult finding something new to show you.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Street Works - Sydney, there is something I have been meaning to tell you

‘Sydney there’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you’ is part playground, part art installation and part therapy session. It is a unique design which encourages participation and interaction whilst revitalizing an underutilised urbanplaza. The concept is to let a laundromat loose in Roslyn Place, Kings Cross, to give Sydneysiders the opportunity to get clean, at least theoretically speaking. Visitors to the space are directed by visual prompts on the ground and  instruction manuals on the temporary benches to select a freshly laundered white napkin from the bank of washing machines and then write down their ‘dirty little secret’, the secrets are then ‘aired’ by pegging them on to the hills hoists. Once they have lightened their load, visitors can spend some time in the space, being titillated by the other laundry and waiting to see who else has a secret to share. This social aspect of watching, communicating and observing with people will increase positive human contact in a spirit of curiosity and light-heartedness. After all we all have to do our washing some time.

Although the blurb refers to Kings Cross, this is actually outside Customs House at Circular Quay.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Street Works - Walk the Line

STREET WORKS is a competition to create temporary installations that transform underutilised public spaces into vibrant places.  An initiative of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) NSW, STREET WORKS invites you to re-imagine spaces in the City of Sydney as dynamic, innovative and sustainable temporary public places that will bring people together in unique ways.

WALK THE LINE - The intervention is a temporary painted line - linking other Streetworks interventions and public transport nodes across the CBD - to tantalise the eye and lead both body and mind through the city enocuraging interaction with the surrounds and people in new and unusual ways. In addition to the painted line, street corners will become hop-scotch pitches, bat tennis courts and marbles fields, while stairs will become waterfalls and road crossings arcade games. A unique transformation of the public realm.