Beauty in Sydney’s ‘burbs
When Louise Hawson realised she was a stranger in her own city, she set herself a mission – to explore and photograph one new Sydney suburb a week for a year.
Originally presented as a weekly blog that developed a strong following, 52 Suburbs reveals the Sydney beyond the postcard clichés of the harbour and beaches – places most tourists would never think to explore.
In each suburb Louise seeks out the typical and atypical, capturing colours and details, and juxtaposing images in a series of diptychs that play with similarity and dissonance.
From Cronulla to Cabramatta via Bondi, Marrickville, Bankstown and Harris Park, Hawson captures the beauty of the suburbs – the vibrancy, multiculturalism and community of the new Ausralia – in a refreshingly unconventional way.
Watch an interview with Louise on ABC’s Art Nation, in which Lousie revisits Mingyue Lay Buddhist Temple in Bonnyrigg and the streets of Cabramatta, here
Visit the project website at www.52suburbs.com