Rochelle Hayley - Go on the hunt for four new pop-up laneway art installations in the city

Time Out, February 1, 2021

Turn into these hidden streets and see Sydney in a whole new light. 


If you haven't been to the city in a while, you might find that it's not quite how you left it. The City of Sydney have commissioned four temporary public artworks - traversing interactive video, sculpture and even living nature - located in a different laneways across the CBD.

Alternately intriguing, inscrutable and delightful, these interactive installations invite you to rekindle your relationship with the city. See the full list of laneway art installations below along with further information on each piece.


To celebrate the new artworks, which will be on display until July 2021, the City of Sydney is also offering a series of free guided walking tours. Local artists will show you many of the incredible sculptures, installations, light works and murals around town, while spilling the stories behind them. Snap a pic and tag #RediscoverSydney to share with your friends and family. 


Why not make a weekend of it and book a staycation while you're there? To help you make the most of your trip, we've also included some top dining suggestions near each installation.


Photograph: Supplied/City of Sydney

'Ever Sun' by Rochelle Haley (Wilmot Street)

Gentle, joyful and playful, Rochelle Haley's 'Ever Sun' invites you to revisit at different times of the day to capture its full effect. Go to Wilmot Street (the laneway through to Pitt Street opposite Event Cinemas) and walk around the arching beaded veils to see how they play against natural light, gleaming in accordance with the rising and setting of the sun. The artist hopes that it "offers an inspiring space to walk and reflect, feel nurtured by colour and light, and be together in public sensitively".


Explore nearby: Modern Australian cuisine in swanky art deco surrounds at the Wilmot, boisterous Korean barbecue sessions at Madang and bountiful Greek shareplates at Alpha.

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