This artwork was temporary and is no longer at this location

Artist: Emma Pike, Sarah Langdon
Curators: Amanda Sharrad, Justine Topfer
Date Installed
Installed 23 September 2011 - 31 January 2012
Various locations including Angel Place, Sydney
Project: Laneway/City spaces
Tags: Performance, Projection

Artwork Description

The Amazing Rolling Picture Show was a series of 13 unique video artworks, exhibited on selected evenings via projection screens mounted on two specially created rickshaws.

The custom-built, pedal-powered vehicles could be configured to display single- or double-screen artworks. Each performance night, the rickshaws were cycled to different locations, where the screens and projectors were assembled to create intimate installation spaces within the CBD’s historic laneways.

After showing contrasting and unpredictable works, lighting up the laneways with engaging and inspiring reflections, the installations were dismantled and cycled away to be stored until the next performance.

The video works, which ranged from political to playful, whimsical and sentimental, were created by a wide range of artists including:

  • Established Sydney-based performance and video artists Heath Franco, Liam Benson and Harriet Body
  • Performance art collective Brown Council and activist art collective
  • Melbourne-based video artists Scott Morrison and Benjamin Ducroz, and animation artist Isobel Knowles, and
  • ex-Sydney artists based internationally, Imogen Heath and Sam Icklow.


The Amazing Rolling Picture Show was created by Sarah Langdon and Emma Pike.

The rickshaws were designed and assembled by Sarah Langdon of Stallion Bikes, a custom bicycle creator based in Redfern, Sydney.

Emma Pike is an independent curator and was the founding co-director of VIDEOKILLS, an international platform for video artists that originated in Berlin in 2008. She primarily works in public and non-gallery spaces on site-specific projects.


The Laneways Temporary Art Program ran from 2008 to 2013.

It aimed to activate the laneways, inject new energy into the urban life and stimulate creativity and innovation in the city.

Urbanity:(Re)Engaged ran during 2011 and 2012.

Curated by Amanda Sharrad and Justine Topfer, it invited renowned Australian and international artists to breathe new life into the ordinary.

Creating spaces where passers-by could pause for private reflection, or engage in lively cross-cultural dialogue about art and its intersection with public life.

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