Artist
Artist: Heidi Axelsen & Hugo Moline (MAPA)
Location
Danks Street South precinct and surrounding neighbourhood

Artwork Description

We have been asked to propose creative ideas that could make this new public place meaningful, beautiful and useful to the people who live here.

– Hugo Moline and Heidi Axelsen (2018)

As part of the artist’s participatory art practice, Hugo Moline and Heidi Axelsen (MAPA) have been engaged by the City of Sydney to generate discussions with the community about the character of the Danks Street south precinct.

This important research phase will feed into future plans for public spaces in this area.

The opportunity to bring artists on board early on in a collaborative team is an important strategy to ensure the public domain design for the precinct incorporates the thinking, vision and needs of the community.

From 28 May – 1 June 2018, the artists will be conducting community interviews at Artbank, 222 Young Street, Waterloo. To book a time visit h-h.work/Open-Field-Agency

See updates on the planning proposal for the Danks Street south precinct in Waterloo.

Artists

Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline work across the forms of architecture, installation, social process and situated public art. They make site-specific devices, discursive machines and social infrastructures. Their work takes many forms, depending on the context and actively engage people to question, understand and act-upon the built and political structures which frame our lives.

Moline trained as an architect and has worked on housing and public space projects for communities in Western Sydney, Bangkok, Manila, Suva and Lautoka. Axelsen studied as an artist and has worked with a broad range of communities in Western Sydney and internationally. Together they have built and exhibited work in various locations across Asia and Australia.

City Art program

City Design identifies strategic opportunities for the inclusion of public art into the fabric of the City’s public domain for the benefit of the community.

City Art aims to integrate opportunities for artists and celebrate their unique contribution to community life and our built environment.

 

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