Willoughby City Council

Cities Foretold

Artists reimagine our urban landscape.


Event Details



Event Starts

Sep 1, 2022

Event Ends

Oct 2, 2022


Art Space on The Concourse


409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood NSW, Australia

Exhibition Dates: 1 September – 2 October 2022

Open Hours:
11am – 5pm, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
11am – 8pm, Saturday

Artists reimagine our urban landscape.

Cities Foretold is a Council curated contemporary art exhibition which reimagines the Chatswood CBD and the future of all cities in general. Part of the Emerge Festival, this exhibition focusses on ideas relating to how future cityscapes will look and function. More than just a physical imprint on a map, cities are places where we converge, live, work and connect. As the world faces unprecedented rates of urban expansion, issues such as Climate Change and social and economic inequalities have been brought into sharp focus. As these challenges arise, we need to create a new vision for the urban landscape and the way in which cities operate. Featuring installation, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, video, technology-based art and temporary public art, this group of artists re-think the role of cities in the future.

The exhibition also includes a community-based program, the Emerge Willoughby Map Project. Join artist Janet Parker-Smith for weekend drop-in workshops to learn about printmaking and to contribute to a bas relief version of the Emerge Willoughby Map.

A Willoughby City Council curated group exhibition, presented in partnership with Emerge Festival 2022.

The exhibition will take place across Art Space on The Concourse and The Concourse Outdoor Area.

ARTISTS: Louise Allerton, Tracey Clement, Kalanjay Dhir, ek.1 (Emma Hicks and Katie Louise Williams), Zachariah Fenn, Sarah Fitzgerald, Karen Lee, and Janet Parker-Smith.

Image: Janet Parker-Smith, Tend the Garden (detail), 2022, digital print from collage

For more information visit https://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/Events/Cities-Foretold