Free | Visual Arts & Installations
Edward Burtynsky’s In The Wake Of Progress
PAST EVENT
Free | Visual Arts & Installations
Edward Burtynsky’s In The Wake Of Progress
PAST EVENT

WHEN

26 AUGUST - 18 SEPTEMBER
FREE

accessibility

Wheelchair Access
A story, frame by frame, of a planet reshaped by human ambition.

- The New Yorker

A story, frame by frame, of a planet reshaped by human ambition.

- The New Yorker

Partners

NSW Government
Edward Burtynsky | Australian Premiere

Immerse yourself in the mesmerising patterns and epic panoramas of our planet.

This absorbing new work from acclaimed Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky tells the story of human industry’s impact on Earth with exquisite artistry and extraordinary scale, urging us to rethink our legacy and seek a more sustainable future.

40 years in the making, In the Wake of Progress combines the most powerful photographs and film footage of Burtynsky’s career, characterised by award-winning aerial work and dramatic industrial landscapes. Co-produced by Canadian music legend Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed) and set to a stirring original score by multi award-winning composer Phil Strong, the result is a deeply moving 22-minutes.

Premiering at Luminato Festival Toronto in June 2022, In the Wake of Progress now comes to Oxford Street’s Taylor Square, where passers-by and art pilgrims alike will experience this urgent call to action, and search for hope through art.

"Burtynsky’s photos have the texture of neo-Expressionist paintings: darkly gorgeous portraits of devastation." – The New Yorker

Image: courtesy of Edward Burtynsky studios


Program

Delve deeper into the meaning and making of In the Wake of Progress with insights from the artist in the Artist Program.


TALK SERIES

Drawing inspiration from Edward Burtynsky’s incredible work and the urgency of the climate crisis, join us for the In the Wake of Progress talk series in partnership with Australian Museum. From the power of photography to sustainable fashion, explore the free talks program.


LIVESTREAM

Tune in to a free livestream of Edward Burtynsky in conversation with ABC Radio's James Valentine about his extraordinary life and work. Watch online via Sydney Festival AT HOME on Thu 1 Sept at 7.30pm.



Ticketing & Pricing

Free experience


Location

Taylor Square Oxford Street, Darlinghurst


Performance Times

26 August - 18 September

5pm to 10pm daily 

Presentations begin every 30 minutes, starting from 5pm with last presentation at 9.30pm

Accessibility

Taylor Square is an outdoor and wheelchair accessible venue. You can find more information HERE. 

Listen to the audio description HERE. Audio Description by JJ Hunt, courtesy of Luminato Festival Toronto


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