Opened by Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore on Thursday 8 June at 6.00pm
The Sirius Foundation is presenting This is Sirius, an exhibition celebrating Sirius and its residents. The exhibition will be presented in the Annie Wyatt Room, a recently restored heritage room in the National Trust Centre on Observatory Hill.
Three years ago, the residents of Sirius were told they were being relocated and the building was to be sold. The New South Wales Government has refused heritage protection for Sirius and has called for its demolition. People responded with protests and media campaigns. Jack Mundey and Unions NSW imposed a Green Ban on Sirius. People made artworks to celebrate the building and its residents. This is Sirius will exhibit some of these artworks. Also planned are ten-minute preview screenings of Forced Out, a major documentary about the relocation of a community that includes the residents of Sirius.
There is still time to submit works for This is Sirius. Artists, photographers, designers, architects and filmmakers are invited to complete an entry form (click here to download) and email it with a small photo of your work to [email protected]. Completed entries will be acknowledged and we will arrange a time for delivery to 37 Lower Fort Street, Dawes Point. You will be asked to attach your entry to the back of your work and deliver it by 7pm on 5 June 2017. For more information email [email protected] or phone 02 9251 8650