who goes here?
Fiona Hall was inspired by the stories and identities of the many people who lived and worked at the Hyde Park Barracks from 1819 to 1887: convicts, immigrants and asylum inmates and the officials who controlled their lives. Her new installation, commissioned by Sydney Living Museums, will fill the courtyard of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site and feature a fascinating selection of these past residents and workers. A painted wooden signpost will represent each person, profiling their story and the distance travelled from ‘home’. Each post in this ‘forest of signs’ becomes a totem for an individual, and for his or her story, which anchors them to this place, and which now can be retold.
Join us on weekends and school holidays for a series of talks and drop-in activities designed by the artist exploring the themes of the work.