Sydney artists Digby Webster and Nadia Odlum have joined forces to create a giant, interactive mural for Sydney Olympic Park. Inspired by the classic game ‘Snakes and Ladders’ this artwork can be used as a life-size game board. The artwork responds to the spirit of play and competition that characterises Sydney Olympic Park. The artists were inspired by the urban architecture and native flora and fauna present in this place.
Digby painted the gigantic creatures, incorporating native animal references and his distinctive colourful style. Nadia painted the ladders with a crooked 3-D effect.
Snakes and Ladders was included as a case study in the international journal 'The Journal of Public Space', in the special issue Vol 7 No 2 (2022): Universally Accessible Public Spaces for All
This project was commissioned Sydney Olympic Parks Authority and supported by Accessible Arts.
Drone photography courtesy of Alex Kess. All other photos courtesy of Document Photography.
This artwork occurs on the land of the Wangal people. The artists acknowledge the Wangal people as the traditional custodians of the land, and pay their respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
For more information, and accessible elements including an online 'Digby Dice' please click to this page.
Video by Ankit Mishra.