Part of the art - the arty mists of Cockatoo Island

Category: Spontaneous Moments


Photo and caption by Alex Mattea

Visitors to the Sydney Biennale art exhibition, which last year included Cockatoo Island on Sydney Harbour as one of its locations, become part of the art and get lost in Fujiko Nakaya's "Living Chasm" fog installation. Cockatoo Island was a convict jail in the 18th and 19th centuries, becoming a shipyard and dry dock in the twentieth. Much of the sandstone for Sydney's earliest colonial buildings came from the island and the "chasm" referred to in the installation's title refers to a cut sandstone rock face resulting from that quarrying.

Location: Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour (Port Jackson), Australia


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