'I’ll meet you here again', 2020, is a labyrinth-like public art installation painted in the Wentworth Point Community Centre and Library forecourt. Incorporating wiggling, spiraling paths, and 'social distancing' crosses spaced 1.5 m apart, this large scale mural was a playful reflection on the changing ways that people navigated through urban space during the Covid-19 pandemic. By promoting curiosity and play the work highlights the importance of public space for social and civic encounter, especially in times of isolation and crisis.
This work was part of ‘Parramatta By Foot’. Curated by Parramatta Artists’ Studios, this program has commissioned Western Sydney-based artists Kalanjay Dhir, Leanne Tobin in collaboration with Jason Wing, Nadia Odlum and Penelope Cain to create four temporary footpath artworks in the Rosehill Ward, City of Parramatta. The works were created to welcome people back to public space as the COVID-19 lockdown eased.
Parramatta By Foot is an initiative of Rosehill Ward Councillors Patricia Prociv, Steven Issa and Andrew Wilson and funded under the Councillors Ward Initiatives program, with the support of the Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer. This work occurred on the unceded lands of the Wann clan. The artist pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging.