Contour 556 transforms space into place!

When: 5-28 October 2018

Where: Lake Burley Griffin

Cost: Free

Contour 556 is Canberra’s biennial contemporary public sculpture and performance event, for three weeks in October 2018.  It follows the southern foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin, from Henry Rolland Park, across Commonwealth Avenue Bridge, past the National Library and the National gallery east through Bowen Place and Bowen Park to the Kingston Arts Precinct and Kingston Foreshore.  It also loops around the Carillon and Aspen island.  It links the Canberra landscape with our national institutions, placing artworks and performance in the centre of the designed landscape of Australia’s capital.

Artworks respond to the layers of Canberra’s history. Contour 556 interrogates the relationships between artworks and space; artists and the public; and the ways in which art can influence how the public perceive and remember space.

60 artists of diverse backgrounds present a wide array of artworks including installation, poetry, projection, sculpture and performance around the lake edge.

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Supported by artsACT, Events ACT, and City Renewal Authority.

Image: Mariana del Castillo, A Rare Occurrence,  2018, Mixed media