Turning to the streets – art in COVID times

From pop up galleries in empty shops, using trams and traffic barriers, billboards and pocket urban parks and laneways - Sydney and Melbourne are flourishing outside 'the white cube' of the conventional gallery, post COVID.

Many of us are still nervous, when it comes to packed theatres or galleries, despite our desire to support artists.

Both the City of Sydney and City of Melbourne are accommodating that trepidation with a roll out of public art works and commissioned projects that enliven urban spaces, while considering how we might engage with art in this new normal.

The City of Sydney has commissioned four temporary artworks to breathe life into underused city spaces in a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and which also address issues such as communities, urbanism and sustainability.

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