Whats On, Where and When

Volunteers are needed:

Would you like to help with 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.

March 2022

On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2022, UNSEEN will launch Jai Jaru’s podcast “Thankfulness” at Redfern Community Centre with the support of the City of Sydney Grant Matching program. Stay in touch to learn more about this activation.

May-June 2022

During May and June 2022, the Randwick Council will be supporting the activation of the UNSEEN Arts Hub. Stay in touch for further information about this activation.

COMPLETED ACTIVATIONS OF UNSEEN

UNSEEN Arts Hub activation DECEMBER  2021

DATES

  • 1-5 December 2021: in front of Customs House, 33 Alfred Street Circular Quay
  • 11-12 December 2021: in front of Customs House, 33 Alfred Street Circular Quay
  • 22-23 December 2021: in front of Customs House, 33 Alfred Street Circular Quay

SPECIAL THEMES

  • 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • Head On Photo Festival

 UNSEEN schedule of events and links

Date Time Event  What’s On link
Wed

1 Dec

10:30am – 4:00pm “Walk a mile in my shoes” exhibition by Fiona Arnold https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-sharing-hidden-stories-of-women-and-homeyness
12:30pm  – 1:30pm Yarning Circle with Aunty Dixie Link Gordon, Founder of Breaking Silent Codes https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-breaking-silent-codes
2pm – 3pm ‘My Life’ performance by Lani about her experiences of homelessness https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-my-life-lived-experience-of-homelessness-by-lani
10:00am – 4:00pm “Paper Dolls” – messages of caring by Roshee

 

https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-paper-dolls-messages-of-caring-by-roshee
10:00am – 4:00pm Emily’s Book Art display https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-dr-emilys-book-art-exhibition
10:00am – 4:30pm Exhibition by First Nations artist Peta  Link https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-exhibitions-of-first-nations-artist-aunty-peta-link
10:30am – 4:00pm Paintings by Sera https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-project-artist-in-residence
10:30am – 4:00pm Exhibition Bonnie Support Service exhibition https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-art-exhibition-by-bonnies-support-services
10:30am – 4:00pm Head On  Photo Festival – Arts Hub installation https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-head-on-photo-festival
Thurs

2 Dec

10:30am – 4:00pm “Walk a mile in my shoes” exhibition by Fiona Arnold https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-sharing-hidden-stories-of-women-and-homeyness
12:30pm  – 1:30pm Yarning Circle with Aunty Dixie Link Gordon, Founder of Breaking Silent Codes https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-breaking-silent-codes
2pm – 3pm ‘My Life’ performance by Lani about her experiences of homelessness https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-my-life-lived-experience-of-homelessness-by-lani
10:00am – 4:00pm “Paper Dolls” – messages of caring by Roshee

 

https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-paper-dolls-messages-of-caring-by-roshee
10:00am – 4:00pm Emily’s Book Art display https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-dr-emilys-book-art-exhibition
10:00am – 4:30pm Exhibition by First Nations artist Peta  Link https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-exhibitions-of-first-nations-artist-aunty-peta-link
10:30am – 4:00pm Paintings by Sera https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-project-artist-in-residence
10:30am – 4:00pm Exhibition Bonnie Support Service exhibition https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-art-exhibition-by-bonnies-support-services
10:30am – 4:00pm Head On  Photo Festival – Arts Hub installation https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-head-on-photo-festival
Fri

3 Dec

10:30am – 4:00pm “Walk a mile in my shoes” exhibition by Fiona Arnold https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-sharing-hidden-stories-of-women-and-homeyness
11am – 12pm Ageing on the Edge Media Event – Launch of report Dini Liyanarachchi Ageing on the Edge Advocacy Lead
12:30pm – 1:30pm Sydney Street Choir https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-sydney-street-choir
10:00am – 4:00pm “Paper Dolls” – messages of caring by Roshee

 

https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-paper-dolls-messages-of-caring-by-roshee
10:00am – 4:30pm Exhibition by First Nations artist Peta Link https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-exhibitions-of-first-nations-artist-aunty-peta-link
10:30am – 4:00pm Exhibition Bonnie Support Service exhibition https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-art-exhibition-by-bonnies-support-services
10:00am – 4:00pm Emily’s Book Art display https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-dr-emilys-book-art-exhibition
1:30pm-

2:30pm

Evie Poetry Readings https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-evie-nevertheless-she-persisted
10:30am – 4:00pm Head On Photo Festival – Arts Hub installation https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-head-on-photo-festival
10:30am – 4:00pm UNHEARD: Denise Beckwith https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-unheard-by-artist-with-disability-denise-beckwith
Sat

4 Dec

10:30am – 4:00pm “Walk a mile in my shoes” exhibition by Fiona Arnold https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-sharing-hidden-stories-of-women-and-homeyness
10:00am – 4:00pm “Paper Dolls” – messages of caring by Roshee

 

https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-paper-dolls-messages-of-caring-by-roshee
10:00am – 4:00pm Emily’s Book Art display https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-dr-emilys-book-art-exhibition
10:00am – 4:30pm Exhibition by First Nations artist Peta Link https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-exhibitions-of-first-nations-artist-aunty-peta-link
10:30am – 4:00pm Paintings by Sera https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-project-artist-in-residence
11:00

12:pm

Evie Poetry Readings https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-evie-nevertheless-she-persisted
10:30am – 4:00pm Head On Photo Festival – Arts Hub installation https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-head-on-photo-festival
10:30am – 4:00pm Unheard: Denise Beckwith https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-unheard-by-artist-with-disability-denise-beckwith
Sun

5 Dec

 

10:30am – 4:00pm “Walk a mile in my shoes” exhibition by Fiona Arnold https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-sharing-hidden-stories-of-women-and-homeyness
10:00am – 4:00pm “Paper Dolls” – messages of caring by Roshee

 

https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-paper-dolls-messages-of-caring-by-roshee
10:00am – 4:00pm Emily’s Book Art display https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-dr-emilys-book-art-exhibition
10:00am – 4:30pm Exhibition by First Nations artist Peta  Link https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-exhibitions-of-first-nations-artist-aunty-peta-link
10:30am – 4:00pm Paintings by Sera  https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/users/event?id=67R6jUPLFb620LW6EcOQgl
10:30am – 4:00pm Head On Photo Festival – Arts Hub installation https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-head-on-photo-festival
Sat

11 Dec

 

10am – 4:30pm Christmas Market Stall https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-christmas-markets
12pm – 1pm ‘My Life’ performance by Lani about her experiences of homelessness https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-my-life-lived-experience-of-homelessness-by-lani
10:00am – 4:00pm Exhibition of photography by Rough Edges  https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-rough-edges-photographic-exhibition
10:00am – 4:00pm “Paper Dolls” – messages of caring by Roshee

 

https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-paper-dolls-messages-of-caring-by-roshee
10:30am – 4:00pm Head On Photo Festival – Arts Hub installation https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-head-on-photo-festival
10:30am – 4:00pm UNHEARD: Denise Beckwith https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-unheard-by-artist-with-disability-denise-beckwith
Sun

12 Dec

10am – 4:30pm Christmas Market Stall https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-christmas-markets
10:00am – 4:00pm “Paper Dolls” – messages of caring by Roshee

 

https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-paper-dolls-messages-of-caring-by-roshee
10:00am – 4:00pm Exhibition of photography by Rough Edges  https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-rough-edges-photographic-exhibition
12pm – 1pm ‘My Life’ performance by Lani about her experiences of homelessness https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-my-life-lived-experience-of-homelessness-by-lani
10:30am – 4:00pm Paintings by Sera https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-project-artist-in-residence
10:30am – 4:00pm Head On Photo Festival – Arts Hub installation https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-head-on-photo-festival
Wed

22 Dec

10:30am – 4:00pm Paintings by Sera

UNHEARD: Denise Beckwith

https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-project-artist-in-residence

 

https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-unheard-by-artist-with-disability-denise-beckwith

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm ‘My Life’ performance by Lani about her experiences of homelessness https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-my-life-lived-experience-of-homelessness-by-lani
10:00am – 4:00pm “Paper Dolls” – messages of caring by Roshee

 

https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-paper-dolls-messages-of-caring-by-roshee
Thurs

23 Dec

10:30am – 4:00pm Paintings by Sera

 

UNHEARD: Denise Beckwith

https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-project-artist-in-residence

 

https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-unheard-by-artist-with-disability-denise-beckwith

10:00am – 4:00pm “Paper Dolls” – messages of caring by Roshee

 

https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-paper-dolls-messages-of-caring-by-roshee
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm ‘My Life’ performance by Lani about her experiences of homelessness https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/unseen-my-life-lived-experience-of-homelessness-by-lani

 

OCTOBER 2021

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

September 2021 

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

Cancelled:  VIVID – due to COVID restrictions

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.

AUGUST 2021 

ARTPark Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk: Pier 8/9 Walsh Bay Wharf,  Hickson Road, Dawes Point
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

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 – due to COVID-19 Restrictions

CANCELLED: VIVID – due to COVID-19 Restrictions

JULY 2021 

OPEN: Chrome Tiny House and Car Installation at ArtPark Sculpture Walk: 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

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

March 2022