A Good Neighbour (2018)

A good neighbour, an international billboard project (2018)

Presented in Sydney as part of the 21st Biennale of Sydney, 15 March to 11 June 2018, billboards at sites across the Inner West, Parramatta and Liverpool sparked reflection on the changing nature of neighbourhoods around the world, and take up a discussion initiated by artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, curators of the 15th Istanbul Biennial (2017).

‘Home can be defined as a territory where values and behavioural routines are generated through daily experience; and a place from which a feeling of belonging – of “rootedness” – emerges. Considering our neighbourhood relationships on a local and global level, and against the backdrop of current and historical experiences of migration and human movement, a good neighbour poses questions that highlight the complexity of place and belonging: ‘Is a good neighbour too much to ask for?’ ‘Is a good neighbour a stranger you don’t fear?’ - Elmgreen and Dragset.

Presented by 21st Biennale of Sydney in partnership with Inner West Council, City of Liverpool and Parramatta City Councils. Inner West sites include Newtown ArtSeat (Newtown Square), Sydenham Green (Railway Parade, Sydenham), Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre (756 Darling Street Rozelle) and Ashfield Town Hall (260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield).

For more information, visit 21st Biennale of Sydney.

  • Site: Sydenham Green
  • Artist: Elmgreen and Dragset
  • Designer: Rupert Smyth
  • Photographer: Lukas Wassmann

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