Trespassing exhibition opening
Strategy and patience. Ten writers wait in bushes just inside the yard for what feels like hours. Security guards patrol at an intense pace. It seems like getting paint on these metal giants is out of reach. Just as hope starts to fade, security lapses for a couple of moments and it’s all action from here on.*
This is what the TRESPASSING exhibition is all about: putting you in some shoes you’re probably too scared to fill - those of a graffiti artist on Sydney’s railways. You might pass through these tunnels and travel on these trains every day of the week, but you’ve probably not seen them like this before. As an artist himself for more than 25 years, photographer Chris began shooting his mates and their less than legal, more than difficult and surely adrenalin-pumping pass-time a few years ago. He’s captured intense moments of concentration, the peaceful stillness of the empty tunnels and fleeting glances down darkened platforms. The exhibition space is designed to replicate the atmosphere these artists work in: darkened railway tracks, the heavy sound of an approaching train and the woosh of a warm breeze before it rounds the bend. To experience a part of Sydney you might know so well, through a brand new, exciting lens, get to this exhibition before it ends on Sunday.
TRESPASSING - The Exhibition
Tate Gallery, above The Toxeth Hotel
345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
On until Sunday March 2, 12-5pm
*Passage taken from the description of Print no. 7529 of the TRESPASSING exhibition.
By Vicki Fletcher
Photography by Vicki Fletcher