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The Ephemeral City: the cardboard city created by Sydneysiders

The annual Sydney Festival is here again, featuring contemporary art installations, music, and presentations that define Sydney.

This year, I visited two art installations. First up was The Ephemeral City, a cardboard city created by Sydneysiders visiting the installation, at the new Barangaroo district.

The Ephemeral City
The Ephemeral City

It was impressive to see the life-size structures created voluntarily by the community coming together.

Dome shaped building
Dome shaped building

You may be wondering how the tops of the buildings were built. So here’s a video showing exactly how it’s done!

Some more photos below.

Visitors admiring the cardboard city
Visitors admiring the cardboard city

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Doing my part
Doing my part
Masses of boxes waiting to be built
Masses of boxes waiting to be built, just like Lego!
Inside a building
Inside a building

The next art piece was a 20 minute car ride away, the Musical Gardens at Vaucluse House. The grounds of Vaucluse House were huge! It was the size of a decent sized public botanical gardens.

The ‘musical gardens’ featured birdsong and original instrumental (mainly woodwind) pieces broadcast through speakers in a small garden within the grounds.

Musical gardens
Musical gardens

Although the ‘musical gardens’ installation was small, it was great to see the grand Vaucluse House and grounds.

The grounds of Vaucluse House
The grounds of Vaucluse House
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