“A fascinatingly distinctive work…engrossing and altogether memorable”
“Exquisite & intimate. Beautiful stories & wonderful experience. I’ll be back”
“You don’t walk out the same way you walk in.”
Paolo, East Timor
Commissioned for Sydney Festival 2017.
Can you really know a city by the way it smells?
In this work, artist Cat Jones distills more than first impressions and seeks to capture the real substance of Sydney, its stories of landscape, democracy, resistance, competition, and extravagance.
In a series of conversations and debates you’re invited to create this olfactory portrait of our city and contribute your ideas and stories of Sydney’s identity. From sophisticated airs to dirty laundry these conversations and ideas will be opened up and transformed – through scent.
Featuring audio interviews with Patrick Abboud, Auntie Frances Bodkin, Dr Michael Darcy, Elizabeth Farrelly, Pat Fiske, Prof William Gladstone, Sarah Houbolt, Lyall Munro Jnr, Anne Summers and William Yang.
Accompanied by public panels with additional speakers including The Hon. Michael Kirby, Larissa Behrendt, Michael Lavarch, Tania Leimbach, Illaria Vanni, Jeremy Walker, Jaimie Leonarder.
All details on the Sydney Festival website at Scent of Sydney
Artist: Cat Jones
Live artists: Rebecca Conroy, Sumugan Sivanesan, Nick Atkins, Maria White
Design: Pip Runciman
Graphic Design: Anais Taylor
Lighting: Neil Simpson
Sound Editor: Miles Martignoni and Ninah Kopel
Creative Producer: Fiona Winning
Project Manager: Imogen Semmler
Wesley Enoch, commissioning Artistic Director Sydney Festival 2017; project partners University Technology Sydney, Destination NSW, Naomi Taplin, Studio Enti, Sarah Last, Wired Lab, and to Alex Hyvonen, Amalina Whitaker, Bill Booth, Jason Ashmore, Whitney Eglington, Sarah Last, Jake Morcom, Ninah Kopel, Michael Cutrupi, Boni Carincross, Amelia Wallin and many more.