Pride Art Trail
To celebrate Sydney’s fabulous queer community and technicolour diversity we’re curating artworks by 7 members of the LGBTQIA+ and ally community for the Pride Trail. From 21 February you’ll find these incredible works lighting up The Rocks and Darling Harbour foreshore.
In The Rocks include West Circular Quay, Campbells Cove and Hickson Road Reserve.
If you've fallen in love with one of these stunning pieces and want to take them home, check out Art Aid's website where you can purchase a framed print. A portion of profits go to Minus18, an Australian Charity dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth.
FIND OUT ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Placemaking NSW and Authority Creative have curated artworks by 7 members of the LGBTQIA+ and ally community exploring concepts of sexuality, gender and self-love as well as projecting unheard voices and celebrating beauty.
A kaleidoscope of colour and art in two of Sydney’s most vibrant waterfront precincts, with artworks by award-winning creatives such as Jeff McCann, Zev Tropp, Micke Lindebergh, Abbey Rich, George Goodnow, Elin Matilda and Aurora Campbell.
Zev Tropp is a contemporary artist and arts worker who has worked across small-to-medium arts organisations and galleries, most recently as the co-director of the ARI 'Small Time Studio' in Mullumbimby. In 2019, he exhibited the solo show New Colour Futurism at Green Monday Studio and curated the Bushfire fundraiser Art From The Heart at Block Projects in 2020. He was a recent finalist in the Hazelhurst Works On Paper prize in 2022. Zev is of Jewish-Indian heritage, and studied at RMIT and Victorian College of the Arts, completing his honours in Fine Art in 2019. Zev’s art practice and interests are centred around an engagement with marginalised voices, identities and politics. This interest finds its inspiration in the stories and experiences of diasporic people and de-colonial art practices.
Aurora Campbell is an artist and illustrator who uses her creative practice to explore themes around gender, bodies, intimacy and relationships. Aurora’s work delves into the human form, often merging it with botanical elements. Her concepts are conceived from observational sketches, creating site-specific and evocative outcomes. Aurora is passionate about amplifying the paths of progression and growth that the queer community are continually paving.
George Goodnow is a multidisciplinary artist based in Naarm (Melbourne). Their practice ranges from painting and public murals, to sculpture and site-specific installations. By fabricating fictional architectures and objects, or adjusting existing architectures, George considers how spaces reflect, orientate and hold bodies. Their work focuses on relationships to urban built environments to explore ideas of gender, binaries and queer methodologies. George has produced public art projects with Collingwood Yards, SIGNAL, Ki Smith Gallery New York, AMBUSH Gallery, the ANU and many local councils. Their work has also been featured at Something Unlimited Festival, Art Not Apart, Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Melbourne Fringe Festival, SpiltMilk Festival, Wollongong Art Gallery and Platform Arts in Geelong.
Micke's confident hand and unapologetic choice of chromatically lush material’s, such as Posca pens, bright acrylics and riso inks, reward his audience with a visually delightful series of hand-generated arrangements. His playful compositions make use of balance, colour & contrast to showcase his masterful embrace of the primary palette. The bright and snappy works on exhibit recall his most prominent influences - Pop art, Scandinavian design and the balmy Sydney summertime.
Jeff McCann is a Gadigal (Sydney) based creative who works between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums including public art, illustration and artwork licensing, workshops and product design. Their innovative practice strives to create inclusive work that encourages his audience to get involved. Jeff’s choice to work with primarily recycled materials like cardboard, creates a playful and tactile quality to his work. Jeff enjoys the challenge of taking what is considered “rubbish” and transforming it into something new and of value again. His illustrative style draws inspiration from childhood nostalgia, world building, games and the natural environment. Utilising pattern, colour and surreal composition to create work that is energetic, bold and confident.
Find Jeff's artwork in The Rocks
Elin Matilda Andersson is a Swedish-Australian illustrator, artist and designer living and working on the NSW South Coast, Dharawal Country, south of Sydney. Born in Stockholm, she relocated to Australia in 2009 after a short stint in London, where she completed a BA in Communication Design. She has been working as a freelance illustrator since 2012 and is represented by The Jacky Winter Group in Australia, NZ and USA. Her inspirations are found in the natural world, books, pinot noir and activism.
Find Elin's artwork in The Rocks
Abbey Rich is a public and exhibiting artist based in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia. Their work predominantly looks at gender, pattern and environment, with a particular interest in accessible and community co-designed public art making. Abbey’s work intends to be easily approachable, to be welcoming and appeal to many people through colour, pattern and warmth. Having created over 40 murals, their work traverses both public and private space with commissions from the Immigration Museum, Minus18,The Australian Open and Selina, but predominantly by councils and arts festivals.