While You Were Sleeping is all about imagination in unconventional places and unique spaces. OTYP has brought together the young people of Deniliquin with professional artists to develop street art and public art installations using recycled materials.
Following on from the pop-up installations throughout 2016, this year OTYP are bringing artists from the renowned company one step at a time, to work create installations and develop a walking tour of Deniliquin. The streets of Deniliquin will come alive with street art in November 2018 as the walking tour is launched.
While You Were Sleeping is a street art and innovative public sculpture project that aims to inspire creativity, build a culture of sustainability, increase awareness of the values of recycling, and celebrate the place in which we live. Led by director Sarah Parsons, the project was developed in response to the mixed feelings expressed by Deniliquin teenagers about their town, the perception of teenagers as out-of- place on the streets, loiterers rather than citizens, and the joyous response of the town to the outdoor outcome of our Reverberate project.
Project partners:Edward River Council, Yarkuwa Indigenous Education Centre, Deniliquin Information Centre, Deniliquin High School, Intereach and local primary schools.
This project is funded through support from Edward River Council, Create NSW, The Australia Council for the Arts, and the Ministry for the Arts Catalyst fund.
We acknowledge the First Nations peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters where we live, learn and work, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present.