I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.
Mapping Sydney, to be held at Customs House from Monday November 5 till Monday December 10, is an exhibition from Caroline Bouquetor, a French born, Sydney based artist. Having lived in many different places around the world, her work focuses rootlessness and on art as cartography. In this exhibition, she explores the notion of distance using maps of Sydney, bridging gaps between her country and her new life, home and away.
Bouquetor studied in France for many years. She completed a Master in Fine Arts in Versailles, France, and then a doctorate in Sociology in the Sorbonne (in Paris). She published a sketchbook Hong Kong Five Senses in Hong Kong in 2007 and has presented several solo and collective exhibitions in China and France. Now, of course, she has brought her work here to Australia.
Like most events at Customs House, this one is free and you will find the exhibition on Level One, open from 10.00am to 7.00pm. The building is easily accessible from Circular Quay Station, as well as the ferries and buses that also stop here. In fact, you can't miss it. As soon as you exit the station, you will find Customs House directly in front of you, sitting between Loftus Street and Young Street.