Tiny Stadiums Weekend

Hi everyone,
Sorry for the lack of updates over the last couple of days; the internet has disappeared from our space. But I’m putting stuff up now.
Saturday was the Tiny Stadiums Symposium, on the Future of Art. It was a lovely day, with many great speakers and ultimately delicious scones. Thanks to Mish and the rest of Quarterbred for putting it on, and to everyone who came along and made it such a wonderful afternoon.
Yesterday, however, it was back into the development game. Lots of changes happened, including a few fun ones and one rather bold one I’ll leave till the end.

One little girl asked to put in a bank, so that the people of Erskineville “can save their money”.

And remember our lover’s bridge from Friday? It’s since been turned into the scene for Three Billy Goats Gruff, troll and all.
A lot of research went into this one.

A stage was put in the park for live music.

But the biggest change of all was the redevelopment of land around the Erskineville Hotel (and removal of the Erskineville Hotel) to create the Erskineville Wetlands.

The Erskineville Wetlands is a giant area – an entire ecosystem within the suburb, complete (naturally) with its own wildlife.

Joe and I were very thankful for all the googly eyes we had bought a couple of days ago.

It’s been a great couple of days, and the piece is starting to gain momentum as we move into the last week. On Sunday we’re going to have a big unveiling of Sexy New Erskineville – more details on that soon.
In the meantime, come and visit us in the Erskineville Town Hall, and see what you think!

  1. March 1, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    The Erskineville wonders if by "the piece is starting to gain momentum" Applespiel means "gains momentum as it travels further and further into the impenetrable shallows of the yuppie imaginations." Par example, "I know guys, why don't we give out fondue headsets for everyone who comes into the Erskineville, that way even the poor can enjoy fondue."Baffled,The Erskineville

  2. March 2, 2010 at 2:11 am

    Here one has to look into some sort of origin story – why the hostility towards these so-called 'yuppies'? Where is this coming from? It would be interesting to see some suggestions you make, perhaps they can lift the project (which I see as going quite well) out of the shallows?

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