Today is the last day of Sydney Life, an annual photography competition held in Hyde Park as part of Art and About which celebrates Sydney's spirit by bringing art to the streets and public spaces. The photographs are enlarged and displayed on huge canvases along the central north/south walkway of Hyde Park under a canopy of trees. It was beautiful this morning when I wandered through the display and as usual there were attractive bystanders to complement the artwork and, happily, to wander into my photograph as well.
(As usual, click photographs to enlarge.)
The north/south walkway.
The following are four of the many photographs that took my fancy. The descriptions beneath each is taken from the free guide to the display issued by the City of Sydney Council.
At Sculpture by the Sea by Sally McInerny.
Sandcastles and dogs at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2007.
South of the Border by George Roukis.
In southern Sydney, the "Shire" is home to many local surfers. They spend their lives here, often having little to do with the rest of Sydney.
Clown Doctors by Adrian Cook.
Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.
Redfern Park by Alina Gozin'a.
Parks are a place where kids play, make trouble and grow up. Their friendship is strong and real, providing stability in their young turbulent lives.