Artists: Jennifer Turpin, Michaelie Crawford
East Sydney Community and Arts Centre, 34 Burton Street, Darlinghurst
Tags: Children, Community, Interactive, Site-specific

Artwork Description

A translucent artwork to brighten the Burton Street façade of the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre. S(w)ing by Turpin + Crawford Studio is literally an artwork at play.

Three giant colourful discs move languidly behind a five metre glass wall which opens up the rehearsal space to the street. The discs glide as their ‘strings’ are pulled below, like the ringing of church bells. As the acrylic discs swing in staggered, intersecting arcs, like out of time pendulums, they throw neon light onto the street.


Turpin + Crawford Studio are specialists in site-specific public art. Their kinetic works create an interface of art, science, nature and the built environment. This duo is behind Windlines at Circular Quay, Halo in Central Park and Tied to Tide in Pyrmont.

East Sydney Community and Arts Centre

Located in a heritage conservation area on the corner of Burton and Palmer streets, the 2017 refurbishment of the 1966 building retained the heritage features of the original Heffron Hall.

The improved features included multi-purpose spaces for rehearsal, creative use and community hire, accessibility improvements and solar panels, rainwater tanks and increased natural lighting to make the building more environmentally sustainable.

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