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City Art Free Walking Tour and Reading: Sydney Living Memory

Experience new and celebrated artworks in Sydney's city centre and a reading by Wallabalooa poet, Ethan Bell



About this Event




City Art invites you on a guided tour of public artworks that address ideas of place, memorial and reflection. On this tour, you will experience thought-provoking sculptures, installation, light displays and digital artworks created by local, international and First Nations artists.

Our expert tour guide will lead a discussion about the compelling and poetic ways in which contemporary artists reflect upon Sydney’s diverse history and respond to significant sites throughout the city centre.

In acknowledgement of the original custodians of the land, skies and waterways where the City of Sydney is located, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, this tour will include a special reading by poet Ethan Bell, who is a Wallabalooa man from the Ngunnawal Nation.

The tour will meet outside the gates of Hyde Park Barracks, the corner of Queens and Macquarie Streets, Sydney, in walking distance of St James Station. The tour will finish in Circular Quay, in walking distance of local eateries, trains, light rail, ferries and busses. Please wear comfortable shoes.

Missed out on a ticket? Check out our Chinatown At Night and Hidden in Plain Sight, City Art Walking Tours. Note: Some artworks visited on this tour are also visited on the Hidden in Plain Sight, City Art Walking Tour.

Access Information:

  • For people who use a wheelchair and a mobility aid, please be advised that this tour will go for approximately 2 hours. Much of this time will be spent walking between artworks in the city centre, which includes moderately steep inclines
  • Stay tuned for upcoming tours in AUSLAN and audio described tours.

COVID Safety Information:

  • Participants will need to check into the tour with a QR code provided on the day
  • Participants are required to follow physical distancing guidelines on this tour
  • To ensure safe physical distancing, only those who have booked tickets will be allowed on the tour
  • If you have booked a ticket and you are unwell on the day of the tour, please do not attend, get tested and isolate, as required
  • Tour guides will carry hand sanitiser with them during the tour. It is recommended that you thoroughly wash and sanitise your hands before attending and throughout the tour as required
  • Your tour guide may provide you with a face mark and request you to wear it.