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On Parramatta Road | Lyndal Irons | Sydney

On Parramatta Road | Lyndal Irons | Sydney

Lyndal Irons brings her ongoing project 'On Parramatta Road' to SUNSTUDIOS.

On Parramatta Road documents and preserves Australia's first highway - a stretch perpetually threatened by change. It is a field study of life on a road considered dead, across car yards, brothels, bed shops and around 20 suburbs of greater Sydney.

Part documentary photography and part road trip, the series preserves today's road for future reference and encourages a deepened experience of everyday life.

The exhibition will show from Monday 4 July - Friday 17 July 2016.

Please note there will be no offical opening for this exhibition.

SUNSTUDIOS Sydney Gallery Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm

Saturday & Sunday 8am - 4pm

Artist Statement

Parramatta Road is notorious as a problematic traffic artery. Commuters try to avoid it. Councils try to fix it. I simply aim to know it.

I meet, interview and document the businesses that don’t fit into shopping malls, the sparse pedestrians, the thriving and vanishing industries across around 20 suburbs of western Sydney.

While government and media debate how to improve Parramatta Road, it quietly gets away with being more interesting than you might think. The road changes each day: sign by sign, block by building, business by business. I go into the crevices to reveal something of the old and weary beast the way it is today, for future reference.

About Lyndal Irons

Lyndal Irons is a Sydney-based photographer and writer focused on local reportage.

Her work has been exhibited at the State Library of New South Wales, the Australian Centre for Photography, as part of the Elizabeth Street Gallery (2014) and as a finalist in the Sydney Life Photographic Competition (2011, 2012).

In 2013 she was chosen as one of the top four Australian photographers under 30 in the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards (SOYA) and is the recipient of the 2015 Pool Grant.

Her work is held in the collection of the State Library of New South Wales.

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