Gordon Young is a British artist who has been commissioned to work in Sydney’s Inner West. His works are often in public places, sometimes on a large scale and usually based upon text. www.gordonyoung.net.
In Sydney he is working on a series of brick spheres, incorporating writing from the Australian poets Peter Goldsworthy and Amanda Stewart, as well as diverse content from song lyrics to diary entries, which will be cut into the brickwork.
Gordon has approached the Australian Haiku Society hoping to source some haiku for use on one of the spheres. The work will be located in a public park.
The brick spheres reference the 5000 bricks brought to Sydney on the First Fleet, Sydney’s built environment, and the Inner West’s heritage clay pits, brick kilns and chimneys.
The subject: The History of Sydney’s Brick Industry or A Walk
If you are resident in Sydney or neighbouring NSW, please send up to five haiku, published or unpublished to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 18th November. Please note that submission does not guarantee inclusion in this project.