Closed to the public for more than one hundred years, Sydney’s Cockatoo Island is now a cultural landscape of national significance by virtue of its location, manipulated landform, collection of buildings, works and potential archaeological resources from a significant period of Australia’s history. The aim is to establish Cockatoo Island as one of Sydney’s premier cultural hubs, presenting exciting and innovative activities. One of the massive empty turbine sheds there is regularly used as a special art space. New Zealand artist Mike Hewson’s latest installation called Turbine Shed is on at one of these abandoned buildings, the largest and most visually dramatic interior space on the island. A digital print is suspended over a 17 meter long footprint of the hall and mirrors the obviously visual features of the space. Take a look at his previous exhibitions on his website.
All images © Mike Hewson.