Present in the crowd at the Bridge’s opening ceremony was a contingent from the Aboriginal community of La Perouse on Sydney's Botany Bay. Impressed with the new structure, some of the La Perouse residents reportedly marched home and carved images of the bridge in the rocks near their home. Those pictures became part of a much larger and more ancient suite of rock engravings including pictures of fish and a 12-metre-long shark. Sadly the rock art at La Perouse has not survived, but the Sydney Harbour Bridge continued to feature in the art produced by the community’s Aboriginal artists
i'm gonna try and find more of the ones i took.
there's a bit near one of the big roundabouts with hulme which had some detourned "north face" stencils.
there was this party crew who also completely covered one of the underpass bits with RIPs for one of their mates.
Yeah I've not been in that area for a while but i used to take loads of photos. Just checked this phone I'm on and heres a few, loads are on various other computers. I used to put loads up on Instagram but I deleted my account. Archived them all somewhere but can't remember where exactly etc etc.
There was a different mushroom that was everywhere for a while, a proper liberty cap, very long stemmed, I caught a few of those. I liked it cos they got the spatial dynamics spot on.
I've been meaning to find all my old photos so will have a look in the next few days.
I did a few "projects" that I can remember and never really pursued to completion:
One was about these new flats on upper chorlton Road, with graffiti (including whale) all over the "To Let" signs and concept drawings, where I pretended it was a gallery opening.
Another was this patch of waste ground which I called the "garden of gethsemane", near the 3 big towers at the bottom of Ayres road. It was boarded up but there was a way in and it was a proper time capsule. there was this old municipal 70s council dustbin, this hige sturdy thing that brought back memories from childhood - "when bins were bins". And this strip on the inside of the boards which was like a throwie practise area for whale, earl and some of the other writers.
I did a bit of research on that area, it was the site of some other towers that had since been demolished, so it was vast but basically all rubble, with a few silver birch trees poking through. Had a lot of photos and the beginnings of a write up but i lost interest cos a guy told me it was full of asbestos and i should probably not be walking around it.
Then finally, I made loads of sound recordings and took video of the "number 8 on 1st street" area near HOME - the constant drilling noises coupled with graffiti over all the "No graffiti" signs etc.
Will see if i can dig it all out.