New Sydenham Station art installation
As part of Sydenham Station’s upgrade to metro standards, the new Burrows Avenue entrance will include public art that tells the story of Sydenham through those who know it best.
The ‘Notes on Sydenham’ art installation was created by Agatha Gothe-Snape. In 2020 and 2021, Gothe-Snape invited people with long-term connections to Sydenham to participate in the artwork. Fifteen locals generously agreed to share their stories in one-on-one conversations with the artist.
These conversations became the 32 cast bronze drawings, which are inscribed with informal and personal stories of their life in and around Sydenham. Each text drawing is a text-map of the flow of a conversation.
The plaques are scattered across Sydenham Station plaza entrances, stairs, paths, and seats.
Customers can view some of the bronze plaques at the new Burrows Avenue station entrance, which will be opening to the public soon. It is one of 18 station artworks commissioned for the Sydney Metro Art program on the City & Southwest line.
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