Artscape: The Sylvania Waters Project

sywIf you remember 1992, you probably remember Noeline Donaher and Sylvania Waters -the landmark television docu-drama about a Sydney family that held the country -and the UK- spellbound.

Long before Big Brother, this series turned the viewer into a vouyer as we watched a dysfunctional family deal with babies, boats and booz.

Seventeen years on, the ABC’s Artscape series will look at an art installation in which some of Australia’s most innovative visual artists revisited the canals of the Sutherland Shire to respond to the phenomenon that was Sylvania Waters.

Artscape: The Sylvania Waters Project airs at 10pm on Tuesday, 27th October and will be repeated on ABC2 Sunday, November 1st at 7:00pm.


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