This rīvus activity is inspired by Leeroy New’s project for the 23rd Biennale of Sydney. Leeroy will create a site-specific installation for the Arts and Cultural Exchange building façade in Parramatta using recycled, organic and industrial materials. The work is made from recycled materials which are transformed through New’s artmaking process. The artist is inspired by those living in poverty in the Philippines, whose ingenuity and resourcefulness in turning leftover materials into decorative objects is a part of the Filipino sensibility and culture.
For the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, Mirvac will support Leeroy’s project with the collection of plastic bottles for his site-specific installation for the Arts and Cultural Exchange building facade in Parramatta using recycled, organic and industrial materials. The sculpture will be produced through a series of community workshops led by Leeroy in Western Sydney offering local communities the opportunity to work with an international artist who has produced a work that is iconic in popular culture.
For the duration of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, WeMake at Mirvac’s Rhodes Waterside will present this activity as part of their suite of workshops.