Living Stories

5 Installations | 5 Laneways

A meeting place for the project journey.

Our Artists

Andrew Belletty, Mark Leacy & Bianca Hayden, Mark Surtees, Heidi Axelsen & Hugo Moline and Georgina Donovan & Freedom Wilson have all been selected to develop contemporary art installations for each laneway. All five artworks respond to and celebrate the theme of ‘sustainability,’ with each work presenting a unique and creative perspective on this theme.

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Patricia Lane-Gonzalez Justin Morrissey Paul Brinkman

The Selection Panel

Artwork proposals for Living Lanes were evaluated by a panel featuring leading members of the Blue Mountains artistic community. Applications were assessed on but not limited to: creative approach to addressing sustainability, innovative approach to interpretation of public laneway spaces, calibre/experience of artist/s/team and audience experience. Artists were also asked to consider 3D, kinetic, interactive,

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The Laneways

The laneways running through Katoomba CBD are quirky and unique features of the township that have long existed as under-utilised. The five approved laneways set to be transformed by the Living Lanes project retain innumerable potentialities for re-imagination and activation.  Have a browse through the gallery – each photo indicates a potential site for artwork

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Expression of Interest

Entries into our Expression of Interest have now closed.
As of 5pm, Sydney time Wednesday 31st March 2021

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Living Lanes recognises that Dharug and Gundungurra Traditional Owners have a continuous and deep connection to their Country and that this is of great cultural significance to Aboriginal people, both locally and in the region. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.