Commonwealth Parliament Offices at 1 Bligh Street, Sydney
Governor Bligh, the Governor of Sydney from 1805 to 1808 is also the ancestor of the artist Chris Fox. Bligh was renowned for his navigational skills and detailed free hand cartography. Tracing Back to Bligh is drawn from a catalogue of maps of the area from Circular Quay to Hyde Park in Sydney. The calibration of the maps collected allows the historical patterns of growth and expansion to emerge. An analysis of a focused area, produced a series of progressive iterations, refiguring the map throughout the history of the city. These artworks explore how human and topographical influences have shaped the city’s evolution. These works begin with navigation and documentation as a resource to evolve a visual understanding of the city.
CNC Routed Corian, PRINTED FABRIC
Artist: Chris Fox
Art Consultant: Maria Sigutina
Client: COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE