T5 Tank Sound Project

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As part of the 2019 Sydney Festival, Mosman Art Gallery presents four new site-specific artworks by renowned Sydney-based sound artists Chris Caines and Gail Priest, and experimental, multi-disciplinary artists David Haines and Joyce Hinterding, premiering at a secret Sydney WWII site. Using cutting edge audio technology, the artists created surround soundscapes for a massive decommissioned military fuel tank hidden in Mosman: a unique space with extraordinary acoustics.

Built for the Australian Navy at Georges Heights, the T5 Camouflage Tank is one of the most remarkable secret relics of Australia’s WWII infrastructure. Completed in 1942 and designed to deceive Japanese reconnaissance aircraft, the huge fuel oil tank – 35m in diameter and 7m high – was a key link in the military supply chain.

Now restored, the T5 Tank provides artists with a unique canvas and extraordinary acoustic possibilities for a site-specific sound and performance project that immerses the listener in a moving, sometimes overwhelming, sonic response to this extraordinary site, its dark history and its myriad possibilities.

This project is supported by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, National Parks and Wildlife Services, the Australia Council for the Arts, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the Centre for Media Arts Innovation.

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Mosman Council Event Free Event

when

  • Wednesday 23 January – Sunday 27 January 2019
  • 10.00am – 4.00pm

where

  • T5 Camouflage Fuel Tank
  • Headland Park, Dominion Crescent (off Suakin Drive) Georges Heights

tickets

  • Free

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