Australian Left Review

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Pictures for Cities Project - a visual and social history of South Sydney


In 1980, a group of tutors and artists from the Art Worksnop (Tin Sheds) at Syd ne y University expressed a common interest in engaging themselves in an arts project which would involve residents and workers from the inner-city suburbs immediately surrounding Sydney University, i.e. Redfern. Chippendale and Waterloo. From this was borr the Pictures for Cities Protect, an ambitious attempt to record a visual history of South Sydney, incorporating both historical documentation and community participation (via a series of workshops).