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Playful sculptures to connect people and places in Green Square

Tobias Rehberger’s artwork ‘Here is Here. And Everywhere.’ features golden spheres that slowly illuminate as the sun rises in 4 international locations.

  • Here is Here. And Everywhere.

    Tobias Rehberger’s playful artwork Here is Here. And Everywhere. connects people and places along the main thoroughfare in the growing neighbourhood of Sydney’s Green Square.

    Linking viewers to different parts of the world, the golden spheres slowly illuminate when the sun rises in 4 international locations.

    The Green Square Library plaza installation will glow when the sun rises at Grasmere in the UK’s Lake District.

  • Tobias Rehberger’s playful artwork series

    Featuring light, seating and plants, 4 colourful installations along Zetland Avenue create public places for people to enjoy throughout the Green Square town centre.

    This sculpture proposed for the small park at the corner of Zetland and Defries avenues will gently illuminate at sunrise on Heard Island, part of Australia’s Antarctic Territory.

  • Green Square gets a glow up

    Illuminated spheres remind us that we all live under the same sun.

    Connecting viewers to different parts of the world, places selected for the work represent Green Square residents’ countries of origin, including the UK and China.

    The artwork proposed for the corner of Joynton and Zetland avenues glows and fades as the sun rises and sets in Yaviza, Tapon del Darien in Panama.

    Panama alludes to the many varied communities living in the area.

  • Delightful moments

    The future Woolwash Park will glow when the sun comes up at Irkeshtam Port in Xinjiang, China.

    “Playing with romantic notions and aspirations, the work triggers one’s imagination of far away and exotic places ...

    Here is Here. And Everywhere. acknowledges history and community, addressing the site with humour in a way that people can easily relate to.”

    • Tobias Rehberger
  • Artwork by night

    Tobias Rehberger is a leading artist of his generation. His internationally recognised career spans over 30 years, with solo exhibitions and artworks in major museums and galleries throughout the world.

    He has successfully delivered engaging, colourful and participatory public artworks influenced by 20th century design and architecture, and his work often investigates multiculturalism in a play with audience perception.

Here is Here. And Everywhere. is part of the City of Sydney’s Green Square public art strategy curated by Amanda Sharrad.

A development application for the artwork has been lodged for assessment.

Find out more about our fascinating public art collection.

Published 6 May 2022, updated 9 June 2022