September 2011 - January 2012, Sydney, Australia

Sydneysiders and visitors are embracing their laneways once more as they hum with the buzz of new art, new businesses and new life. Part of the City of Sydney's Art & About, this Laneway Art program injects a fresh dose of inspiration, innovation and magic. 

Amanda Sharrad and Justine Topfer asked the selected  artists to consider and expose the hidden assumptions and shared meanings embedded in the everyday experience of the built world. How do we invite change, making our CBD more livable, vibrant, green and humane whilst respecting the historical essence and significance of Sydney’s laneways? Many of these spaces once had a rich and vibrant history that has since been lost to commercial development. These interventions to breathe new life into the ordinary, reinvigorating the fabric of the urban environment. 

Curators: Amanda Sharrad and Justine Topfer

Key partners: The City of Sydney, The Art Gallery of NSW, Kaldor Public Art Projects, Object Gallery, The College of Fine Arts (UNSW)