Parramatta By Foot
Nadia Odlum. I’ll meet you here again, 2020. Photograph by Andrew Vincent.
Parramatta By Foot is an initiative of Rosehill Ward Councillors Patricia Prociv, Steven Issa and Andrew Wilson and funded under the Councillors Ward Initiatives program, with the support of the Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer.
Curated by Parramatta Artists’ Studios, this program has commissioned Western Sydney-based artists Kalanjay Dhir, Leanne Tobin in collaboration with Jason Wing, and PAS alumni Nadia Odlum and Penelope Cain to create four temporary footpath artworks in the Rosehill Ward, City of Parramatta. We invite you to seek out and enjoy these unique installations, as we begin to navigate the outdoors once again. All works are currently on view.
I’ll meet you here again by Nadia Odlum is a labyrinth painted in the Wentworth Point Community Centre and Library forecourt. This work is inspired by the historic labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral in France and reflects on the shifts in how people move through public spaces during COVID-19.
Immersion: Granville Patch by Kalanjay Dhir is a footpath artwork on Bridge Street, near Granville Train Station. The work includes top down images of a person swimming through the footpath. Token-like images with text turn this artwork into a game that directs pedestrian movement as they respond to a series of questions relating to spirituality and the environment.
Gondwana forest footfall by Penelope Cain has been installed on footpaths at Harris Park Shops, Wigram Street. The artwork explores the relationship between Australia and India through presenting a series of fossil based images from the Permian period.
Mogari – to fish by First Nations artists Leanne Tobin (Darug) and Jason Wing (Biripi) is a collaborative painting, presented along a section of the Parramatta River bike path near Rydalmere Wharf. It combines the used of stencilled and freehand painting to show images and texts in both Darug and English, relating to local aquatic wildlife and Indigenous fishing technologies. This painting explores the Darug people’s relationship with the Parramatta River.
All artworks will remain on view until 20 September and may be subject to early removal pending assessment of damage or degradation.