Kaleidoscope Walk

Explore sculpture, sound and video installations activating public space throughout the Chatswood CBD.

Find directions to each artwork by downloading the Kaleidoscope Walk map.

Post Office Lane
Bubbling Along | Installation by Denise Keele-Bedford

The ‘bubble like’ forms mirror the mood and atmosphere of Post Office Lane. They rise and fall from the lane way buildings, like surprises that give us unexpected delight.

Chatswood Mall

Out in the Open | Video installation by Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine. When you spend fifty years of your life waking up to work before dawn, just what are you getting up for? Out In The Open tells the story of a trader’s struggle to stay relevant in a changing world.

Using stop-motion animation and sound, Knowles and Sowerwine have created a surreal, imagined future where age-old tradition has been left behind.

This is a timed artwork and will screen;

Thursdays 7, 14 & 21 September, 11am – 2pm

Fridays, 8, 15 & 22 September, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

It will also be available at The Concourse (outdoor area) during

Kaleidoscope Moon Bar and Kaleidoscope Day Tripper

Spring Street Hub

Vortex | Installation by Laine Hogarty

Vortex invites us to delve into the many facets of consciousness available in any one moment. A passage of colour and light narrows and then opens again as it refracts and reflects what is seen. Viewed straight on the viewer can see their reflection in full. Yet with movement everything is split into segments, highlighting the impermanency of our experience.

The Concourse (Outdoor Steps)

New World Balloons from Beautiful Rubbish | Installation by Sophi Odling

If we listen to the forecasts of ongoing human wastage issues and its environmental impacts, it begs the question; What will happen to the little things in life? The imagery in this installation represents future balloons made from ‘beautiful’ rubbish, while also touching on the simple joys and innocence of children. As we struggle to recreate a new world made of rubbish, childhood happiness may be something to just read about. At least we might have balloons made of garbage... right?

The Concourse (Lower Grass Area)

Hyper Dimensional Friends // Dai Ga Pang Yau | Interactive live streaming video and sculptural installation by Edison Chen

Hyper Dimensional Friends explores the ways in which digital technologies are permeating our physical reality. The Concourse Urban Screen provides a platform for interactive Alien beings to live and play on. These charming creatures respond with body actions to audience interaction. The artwork aims to facilitate The Concourse (lower grass area) as a space where technology creates temporary modes of interactivity, play and community.

Filming and screening during the following times:

Thursdays 7, 14 & 21 September & Fridays 8, 15 & 22, 3pm – 5pm

September and KALEIDOSCOPE DAY TRIPPER: Sunday 10 September, 11am – 2pm

LOCATION FOR FILMING:The Concourse (lower grass area)

Artist will be onsite every Friday screening and Sunday 10 to assist with filming.

Chatswood Library Foyer

A Reader’s Notebook | Installation by Atelier23

A Reader’s Notebook is an audio installation created from the favourite book quotes of Willoughby City Library patrons. By aurally weaving a soundscape of quotes and book passages, the work aims to recapture moments of contemplation. It explores the character of the local community and what is moving for them.

The Concourse Urban Screen

See full program for screening times of video art program

Mills Lane

Paved Paradise | Video installation by EGO

Paved Paradise is a video projection that lends Ego’s unique animation style to the subject of Sydney’s native flora and fauna. This moving mural transforms the urban environment with a hyperreal version of the natural. It invites viewers to think about the paradise that existed right where they stand, and of the slices of nature that still exist within urban landscapes today.

Chatswood Chase Sydney

Sound-travelator | Installation by Agar Dish

Sound-travelator is an interactive installation that re-imagines conversation as an exchange of sounds, words and rhythms. Evoking memories of tin can phones, the artwork invites participants to speak, sing, whisper, tap a rhythm or create new sounds to send through a network of interconnected pipes.


Image Credit: Sophi Odling, New World Balloons from Beautiful Rubbish (detail), acrylic on canvas, 2016

This exhibition is part of the Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial (6-24 September).

Email: kathie.najar@willoughby.nsw.gov.au