The debut public art exhibition of an ongoing partnership between Westfield Sydney’s and aMBUSH Gallery, URBAN MYTHS: Tales of Two Cities is a photography exhibition comprising the compelling work of Nicole Reed (Melbourne) and Tristan Stefan-Edouard (Sydney).
Launching on Thursday 15 November and continuing until 4 January at the Urban Precinct of Westfield Sydney, URBAN MYTHS chronicles the moments and motifs that, through the lenses of two influential contemporary photographers, best describe the characters of their respective home cities. From soaring city skylines to the nuances of the cities’ quiet corners, the photographs shed new light on the familiar, and open doors to scenes otherwise unobserved.
The exhibition is an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to explore Sydney and Melbourne from two unique perspectives, and in this way URBAN MYTHS promotes a sense of inclusiveness that is important to the exhibition’s curator, Bill Dimas of aMBUSH Gallery. He explains that, by incorporating this project into the Gallery’s partnership with Westfield Sydeny, both the artists and the centre stand to recruit new facets to their audiences, and that such collaborations are vital to the sustainability of the arts.
In addition to the photographic exhibition, URBAN MYTHS will feature a live painting event on Saturday 17 November. In keeping with the project’s theme, Adnate (Melbourne) and Sprinkles (Sydney) will paint side by side from 12 - 4 pm on site at Westfield. As diverse in style as they are in origin, Adnate and Sprinkles will bring the age old Melbourne versus Sydney rivalry to the canvas as they represent their cities, brushes in hand.
An insightful and affectionate exploration of two of Australia’s most influential metropolises, URBAN MYTHS: Tales of Two Cities zooms in on the cultural tapestries that more than eight million people call home, and shows them framed by the masterful eyes of accomplished photographers Nicole Reed and Tristan Stefan-Edouard.