Millers Point is currently referred to in more than 20 entries on the Dictionary as well as Shirley Fitzgerald’s fascinating entry about the area’s history, so we were excited to hear about Unguarded Moments, one of the projects which the City of Sydney’s Art & About team is working on for this year’s festival.
With Killanoodle Design, they’ll be creating site-specific portraits of the changing faces of Millers Point which will be screened in different locations around Millers Point and the wharves of Walsh Bay between 23 September and 23 October. An accompanying blog will also tell the stories of people in the Millers Point community from past and present.
As well as fantastic material from collections like the City of Sydney Archives, the State Library of NSW, State Records and the Powerhouse among others, the project will also incorporate the personal memories and memorabilia of the Millers Point community. On Saturday the 20th August, the project organisers will be at Abraham Mott Hall at 17 Argyle Place, Millers Point, between 11 am and 3 pm, so if you, or somebody you know, has stories about Millers Point (or photos or even film), they’d love it if you came by to chat about the project.
You can also contact them via their website http://unguardedmoments.com.au/ and have a look at some of the material they’ve already found.
Can’t wait to see it!