NSW Government recently revitalised Sydney's Walsh Bay Arts Precinct. Walsh Bay is a rich and diverse cultural site, with complex, layered histories embedded in Country.
Art of Multimedia collaborated with Artefact Heritage who developed a Heritage Interpretation Plan for Walsh Bay that brought together the site's Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage for Create NSW. Together, we produced three short films to illuminate the history and culture of the site.
The films aim to give visitors an experience of Walsh Bay through time, pulling out key themes and making engaging juxtapositions.
Through archival imagery and poetic words artistically brought together with motion graphics and music, visitors will discover the themes of the site;
- Pýeetiátee (talk) and NGára (hear)
- Yurúgawa (when the warm weather comes)
- Bāˌdo (water)
- The working wharf
- A pier through time
Including the music and traditional knowledge of Uncle Glen Timbery, one video tells the story of Cammeraygal woman Patyegerang who taught colonist William Dawes her language in the 1790s. The other films portray how the natural environment of Walsh Bay changed over time and how its evolving use continues to shape our people, culture and economy.
Next time you visit Walsh Bay, watch the films as they play out on a series of new digital screens along the Walsh Bay finger wharves and immerse yourself in a journey through time.