As the community divides over the proposed second Sydney airport and the impact of aircraft noise on this World Heritage Area, The Altitude Project looked to the skies and drew on the community's past relationship with the celebrity aviators of the early 20th Century, and the public parks dedicated them, to hold multi-artform events in Kingsford Smith & Melrose Parks: Altitude - The Aviators.
Altitude - The Aviators
Melrose Park, Katoomba 1pm - 5pm Sunday 18th February 2018 - corner of Mort & Fitzgerald Streets, Katoomba
At our final event in Melrose Park, North Katoomba, we invited three of the artists from the previous events: Graham Davis-King and Solange Kershaw and Damian Castaldi to reconfigure works for this site. In addition, our emerging artist in residence, David Brazil, exhibited his multimedia work Circa and performing artists Dauntless Movement Crew gave parkour and acrobatic performances and a performance workshop for young people.
Wiradjuri and Ngiyaampa artist, Graham Davis-King, reconfigured the work that he had shown at Linden Observatory, Night Sky in Summer, as a daytime work and engaged the predominantly youth audience in conversation, didgeridoo performances and storytelling around his sand drawing. Artists Solange Kershaw and Damian Castaldi installed their interactive 4 channel sound installation 8662 around the periphery of the park.
For this final event, the Altitude Project joined forces with Katoomba Neighbourhood Centre and local community groups to engage younger people and families.