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FIVE BELLS A VISUAL ODE TO SYDNEY

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‘Breakfast in Sydney’, 2009 © Courtesy of the artist & damien minton gallery
FIVE BELLS A VISUAL ODE TO SYDNEY

583 Elizabeth St, Redfern
Sydney
NSW
Australia
February 1st, 2012 - February 18th, 2012
Opening: February 4th, 2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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DESCRIPTION

I looked out my window in the dark
At waves with diamond quills and combs of light
That arched their mackerel-backs and smacked the sand
In the moon's drench, that straight enormous glaze,
And ships far off asleep, and Harbour-buoys
Tossing their fireballs wearily each to each,
And tried to hear your voice, but all I heard
Was a boat's whistle, and the scraping squeal
Of seabirds' voices far away, and bells,
Five bells. Five bells coldly ringing out.
Five bells.

This passage from the poem Five Bells by Australian poet Kenneth Slessor appears in the very first section of the book ‘Sydney’, by Delia Falconer.
This has inspired the Damien Minton Gallery to invite 40 artists to contribute artwork about Sydney.