Juanita Nielson Community Centre Sydney

Juanita Nielson Community Centre

Woolloomooloo by Locust Jones


In collaboration with Dominik Mersch Gallery, Creative Road worked with artist Locust Jones on the first textile public artwork to be commissioned by the City of Sydney.  Drawing upon aesthetics present in the artist’s professional practice the artwork concept was to create a hand painted linen curtain to cover a large mirror when not in use.

Imagery for the curtain was inspired by a series of artist-led collaborative drawing workshops as well as historical narratives including the centre’s namesake Juanita Nielson.  Five workshops were held; local children took inspiration from the landscape, buildings and Centre Point Tower.

Client:                                   City of Sydney

Location:                              Woolloomooloo, NSW

Photography:                       Silversalt Photography

The Juanita Nielson Public Art Curtain project began with research into Woolloomooloo: historical events, the life of Juanita Nielsen and the inhabitants of the area. This research revealed to me a vibrant place rich in stories, events and imagery.” Locust Jones