‘Roll’ is a site specific interactive artwork created for the small hill in Jacaranda Square in Sydney Olympic Park. Featuring colourful pipes and plastic balls this artwork invites the audience to harness gravity and creativity to play together in the square.
The artwork responds to the spirit of games, competition and collaboration that exists in Sydney Olympic Park. The artist is interested in the ways that creating opportunities for play can lead to unexpected encounters in public space.
When creating the artwork Nadia Odlum collaborated with her brother Jonathan. Building upon the shared play experiences of their childhood the pair experimented and prototyped to create a sculpture that evokes core play principles such as surprise, suspense, chance and competition. The artwork has been made using mostly recycled materials.
This work was commissioned by the Sydney Olympic Parks Authority.
This artwork occurs on the land of the Wangal people. The artist acknowledges the Wangal people as the traditional custodians of the land, and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
Video by Ankit Mishra. All photos courtesy of Document Photography.