It’s been awhile between drinks. So a few updates to follow with news of what I’ve been up to and projects a’happening. Most noteworthy for now is the latest installation featuring as part of the City of Sydney’s 2012 Art & About Festival. The success of Unguarded Moments in 2011 led to funding for a major project for the 2012 Festival.
Last Drinks – One More Round at the Hotel Australia
Imagine a hotel so grand that famed French actress Sarah Bernhardt performed at its opening night in 1891; an establishment so glamorous that it was the hotel of choice for Hollywood heavyweights Katharine Hepburn, Shirley Bassey and Sir Robert Helpmann â?? and you will be recreating the famed Hotel Australia.
The video and sound installation project, Last Drinks: One more round at the Hotel Australia, is part of the City of Sydney’s 11th annual Art & About Festival running from 21 September until 21 October 2012. A series of night time installations will re-inscribe the hidden history of the precinct back onto the buildings and laneways of the precinct, enabling memories of sophistication and style to collide with the present day.
Visit the Last Drinks website to find out more.
Here’s a selection of videos from the project.
Last Drinks: Australia Hotel, Commonwealth Bank, Martin Place from sarah barns on Vimeo.
Last Drinks video installation, Commonwealth Bank, Martin Place Sydney from sarah barns on Vimeo.
Rowe St video projections for Last Drinks, Art & About Sydney 2012 from sarah barns on Vimeo.
Lees Court video projections, Last Drinks project, Art & About Sydney 2012 from sarah barns on Vimeo.
If you plan to make it along before the Festival finishes – do consult the map before you go. There are also signs and maps around the site and an msite to help you around. But to be sure, here is a map of the installations.