Installation: 7–29 January from 10am–6pm
Closed on Mondays
Talks: 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25 January from 6pm–7pm
Our sense of smell is powerful. Catch a whiff of jasmine over ocean air and sunscreen and suddenly you are transported to a place like Sydney. As a first impression, smell is one of the most basic forms of identification.
Can you really know a city by the way it smells?
In this work, artist Cat Jones distills more than first impressions and seeks to capture the real substance of Sydney - its stories of landscape, democracy, resistance, competition, and extravagance.
In a series of conversations and debates you are invited to create this olfactory portrait of our city and contribute your ideas and stories of Sydney’s identity. From its sophisticated airs to dirty laundry these conversations and ideas will be opened up and transformed through scent.
Featuring interviews with Patrick Abboud, Auntie Fran Bodkin, Dr Michael Darcy, Elizabeth Farrelly, Pat Fiske, Prof. William Gladstone, Sarah Houbolt, Lyall Munro Jnr, Anne Summers and William Yang.
See additional audience contributions to the olfactory portrait of Sydney here.
Artist - Cat Jones
Live artists - Rebecca Conroy, Sumugan Sivanesan, Nick Atkins, Maria White
Exhibition Design - Pip Runciman
Lighting Design - Neil Simpson
Ceramics - Naomi Taplin
Sound Editor - Miles Montignoni
Project Manager Imogen Semmler
The following talks will take place during Scent of Sydney -
Democracy – 10 January 6pm
Speakers: Anne Summers, The Hon. Michael Kirby, Larissa Behrendt and Michael Lavarch (moderator)
Landscape – 11 January 6pm
Speakers: Auntie Fran Bodkin, Ilaria Vanni, Prof. William Gladstone and Tania Leimbach (moderator)
Artist Talk – 17 January 6pm
Speakers: Cat Jones, Mem Mahmut and Fiona Winning (moderator)
Competition – 18 January 6pm
Speakers: Sarah Houbolt, Dr. Michael Darcy and DrAndrew Geeves (moderator)|
Resistance – 24 January 6pm
Speakers: Patrick Abboud, Pat Fiske and Jaime Leonarder
Extravagance – 25 January 6pm
Speakers: Elizabeth Farrelly, Jeremy Walker and Bek Conroy (moderator)
Photo: Cat Jones
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