Whats On, Where and When

JULY – OCTOBER 2021 

Pier 8/9 Walsh Bay Wharf,  Hickson Road, Dawes Point

Special Events: VIVID 17 September – 9 October 2021

Themes: Women’s homelessness and housing in security
Artwork: The UNSEEN Chrome Car and UNSEEN Chrome Tiny House
Location: Pier 8/9 Walsh Bay Wharf, Hickson Road, Dawes Point
Supported by:  ArtPark, Code Green and AutoSkin
Call +61 (0) 414 787 788 for further details

NOVEMBER – DECEMBER  2021

Monday 08  November till 05 December 2021

 
Themes: 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence and International Day of People with Disability
Artwork: The UNSEEN Chrome Car and UNSEEN Chrome Tiny House
Artists in Residence: Denise Beckwith Blur Projects
Elder in Residence: Aunty Dixie Link Gordon, Founder Breaking Silent Codes
Location: Circular Quay (opposite Customs House, 33 Alfred Street)
Supported by: supported by Bonnie Support Services focusing on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse women
Special Events:

  • Head On Photo Festival
  • Performance art by UNSEEN participants
  • Market Stalls with art and craft created by the participants of UNSEEN
Volunteers are needed:
Would you like to help the UNSEEN Project?
You can help us assist audience members by answering questions about the project and the opportunities it provides. Offer information about services for women experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness. Ensure COVID plan adhered to. Please click HERE if you would like to volunteer
 

POSTPONED/CANCELLED activations UNSEEN due to COVID

OCTOBER 2021

OPEN: VIVID – Chrome Tiny House and Car Installation at ArtPark, Pier 8/9 Wash Bay Wharf, Hickson Road Dawes Point.

CANCELLED:  due to COVID Restrictions – Activation at Circular Quay Sydney

Theme: World Mental Health Week, World Homelessness Day
Artwork: The UNSEEN Chrome Car and UNSEEN Chrome Tiny House
Artist in Residence: Sera Hodson will be creating her works on upcycled material
Location: Circular Quay Sydney (opposite Customs House 33 Alfred St)
Special Events:

  • Performance art by UNSEEN participants

AUGUST 2021 

OPEN: Chrome Tiny House and Car Installation at ArtPark, Pier 8/9 Wash Bay Wharf, Hickson Road Dawes Point.

POSTPONED:  Exhibition at NSW Parliament House Fountain Court Gallery, 4 – 25 August 2021.

Theme: Homelessness Awareness Month
Artwork: The UNSEEN Chrome Car and UNSEEN Chrome Tiny House
 

Multiple Locations:

  • UNSEEN Chrome Tiny House, UNSEEN Chrome Car Pier 8/9 Walsh Bay, Hickson Road, Dawes Point, Sydney
  • POSTPONED: Exhibition at NSW Parliament House Fountain Court Gallery, 4 – 25 August 2021.

JULY 2021 

OPEN: Chrome Tiny House and Car Installation at ArtPark, Pier 8/9 Wash Bay Wharf, Hickson Road Dawes Point.

CLOSED: Martin Place Activation Monday 05  to Friday 09 July 2021.

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID:
Theme: 
NAIDOC WEEK
Artwork: The UNSEEN Chrome Car and UNSEEN Chrome Tiny House
Artist in Residence: Master Weaver Nadeena Dixon BOOK Tickets here
Location: Martin Place Sydney (between Pitt and Castlereagh Streets)
 

Nadeena Dixon, Wiradjuri ,Yuin & Gadigal (Dharug – Boorongberrigal clan) Indigenous Multi disciplinary Artist and Master Weaver is the UNSEEN Artist in Residence during NAIDOC week in July 2021. Nadeena will be creating a collaborative weaving project which the public can participate in.

 “I am committed to assisting the development and growth of a stronger and vibrant Indigenous Arts Industry through creating sustainable partnerships that contribute to social, cultural and economic benefit for Indigenous Artists and Communities. My practice utilises my knowledge of Arts Programming, Consulting and Development/Arts and Cultural Practices/Marketing and Promotion/Indigenous Protocols and Intellectual Property Rights/Problem Shooting/Webpage and Social Media Branding/Marketing Strategies/Brokerage/Arts Consultancy/Engagement to seek new ways of utilising the convergence of emerging technologies and their applications in the creation of Indigenous programs of benefit to Indigenous Arts. I believe that hybrid and interdisciplinary Arts that engage in exploring and creating unique and dynamic new ways of expressing Australian Indigenous Arts and Culture will make a powerful contribution to the richness of the World Cultural Arts Movement.” – Nadeena Dixon

COMPLETED ACTIVATIONS OF UNSEEN

JUNE 2021

Theme: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

 

The UNSEEN Chrome Tiny House:

2 June 2021 – 31 August 2021: Pier 8/9 Walsh Bay

The UNSEEN Chrome Car:

2- 13 June 2021: Pier 8/9 Walsh Bay, Sydney

14 – 18 June:  Circular Quay Sydney (opposite Customs House 33 Alfred St)

19 – 30 June:  Pier 8/9 Walsh Bay, Sydney

Special Events: “Walk a mile in my shoes” 

 

BOOK TICKETS HERE

Artist in Residence: Fiona Arnold, participant of the UNSEEN project is collecting shoes from a diverse range of women who are sharing stories connected with moments in their lives. Fiona is  supported by Women’s Housing Company. This work will  form part of the exhibition at NSW Parliament House in August 2021.

The shoes are a snap-shot of portraits of women’s lives and written stories. They represent different intersections of life, some confronting homelessness, abuse, addiction, mental illness, disability, poverty, sexuality, aging, racism, domestic violence, loss, unemployment and seeking asylum. The shoes represent the women in our communities who fight so hard advocating for change, human rights and social justice. These stories are often not heard and go unseen.  The visual impact of ‘Walk a mile in my shoes’ enables the inclusion of many women’s stories to be 
told and collectivity seen.  

Location: Circular Quay Sydney (opposite Customs House 33 Alfred St)

Associated events

    • 12:30pm and 1:30pm a performance by UNSEEN participant Lani, sharing the story of her homelessness from the age of five as a person from the Stolen Generation.
    • Each day between 11:30pm and 3:30pm a collaborative artwork by UNSEEN participant Emily who is teaching book art. This work will form part of the exhibition at NSW Parliament House in August 2021.
    • Each day between 12:30pm and 1:30pm a performance by UNSEEN participant Rochelle who is asking the public to write a message to a homeless women on a paper dolls. These messages are read by the participants in the project and assist them in maintaining hope to a better future. This work will form part of the exhibition at NSW Parliament House in August 2021.
    • Participant Sera will be creating her artwork onsite. this work will form part of the exhibition at NSW Parliament House in August 2021.
Volunteers are needed:
Would you like to help the UNSEEN Project?
Please click HERE if you would like to volunteer and:

  • Assist audience members by answering questions about the project and the opportunities it provides.
  • Offer information about services for women experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness.
  • Ensure COVID plan adhered to.

MAY 2021

Monday 17  to Sunday 23 May 2021

Theme: Domestic Violence Prevention Month, International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, Reconcilliation Day
Artwork: The UNSEEN Chrome Car and UNSEEN Chrome Tiny House
Artist in Residence: Photographer Linda Warlond supported by Pets in the Park
Time: 8:30am to 6:30pm
Location: Martin Place, Sydney (between Pitt and Castlereagh Streets)
Special Events:

  • Photographic exhibition by photographer Linda Warlond of women who have experienced homelessness and supported by Pets in the Park –  a charity caring for the companion animals of people who experience homelessness. This work will form part of the exhibition at NSW Parliament House in August 2021.
  • Each day between 12:30pm and 1:30pm a performance by UNSEEN participant Lani, Sharing the story of her homelessness from the age of five as a person from the Stolen Generation.
  • Each day between 11:30pm and 3:30pm a collaborate Art by UNSEEN participant Emily who is teaching book art. This work will form part of the exhibition at NSW Parliament House in August 2021.
  • Each day between 12:30pm and 1:30pm a performance by UNSEEN participant Rochelle who is asking the public to write a message to homeless women on paper dolls. These messages are read by the participants in the project and assist them in maintaining hope to a better future. This work will form part of the exhibition at NSW Parliament House in August 2021.
  • Fiona Arnold, participant of the UNSEEN project is collecting shoes from a diverse range of women who are sharing a story connected  moments in their lives. This work will form part of the exhibition at NSW Parliament House in August 2021.

APRIL 2021

Sunday 11 to Friday 16 April 2021

Theme: Youth Homelessness and Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Art Installation: The UNSEEN Chrome Car and UNSEEN Tiny House
Artist in Residence: Emily Stafford: collaborate arts project of book folding sculpture supported by Women’s Housing
Art Exhibition: Photo Voice exhibition by  Homelessness In Focus
Time: 8:30am to 6:30pm
Location: Martin Place, Sydney (between Pitt and Castlereagh Streets)
Special Events:

  • Monday 12 April 12:30pm and 1:15pm Flash Mob by Sydney Street Choir
  • Tuesday 13 – Thursday 15 April 2021, 12:30pm,  1:00pm and 1:30pm daily performance and Song “Little Rock”by Roshee Talyor of her experiences of housing insecurity and sexual assault as a young person
  • Friday April 2021, 12:30pm,  1:00pm and 1:30pm performance by Lani who is sharing her story of homelessness

 

March 2021

Monday 8 to Sunday 14 March 2021

Theme: International Womens Day
Art Installation: The UNSEEN Chrome Car
Artist in Residence: Belinda Mason
Time: 8:30am to 6:30pm
Location: Martin Place, Sydney (between Pitt and Castlereagh Streets)
Special Events:

  • Meeting the participants of UNSEEN each day supported by Women’s Housing Company and Bonnie’s Support Services