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Double Take – 23 Sept to 15 Oct

“Turn the everyday into something curious, revisit the past in a new light, or reveal the playful side of city life”

SHNC in partnership with creatives, Esem Projects, have been working with artists and community to overlay Devonshire Street and surrounds with curated a trail of projections and art – transforming the heart of Surry Hills into a plethora of creative adventure. Double Take runs 23 September to 15 October 2017.  


Projections and Lighting Installations, 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily.

Thursday 12 October, 4pm-6pm

GUIDED TOUR WITH CULTURE SCOUTS:  Learn about the history and stories of Surry Hills. Meet talented creatives, curators and the artists who bring you Double Take. Book at

Thursday 12 and Saturday 14 October, 5.30pm – 8pm 

MUM’S IN by Vashti Hughes: Thurs 12 and Sat 14 October, 6pm to 8pm: Meet corner Nickson St and Devonshire St, 6pm: Underworld femme, Kate Leigh, lived on Devonshire in the 30’s. The password to her sly grog establishment was “is mum in?” Award winning performer Vashti Hughes and musical director, Ross Johnston present hilarious reenactments of Kate and her notorious cronies. Follow pop up performances through sites and bars along Devonshire Street.

HALL OF MIRRORS by SEET DANCE:  Thursday 12 October, 7.30 – 8.30pm, Marlborough Street: A glam flash-mob to music by Kraftwerk.

MAX MARVELL (Live Music @ Trinity Bar, corner Crown & Riley, Sat 14 October, 5pm to 8pm)


Play Street by Patch Sinclair

Esem Projects: Double Circus with performance by Circus Avalon

Akisiew: She Swallowed the Sky

Spineless Wonders: Landmarks



Toby Burrows & Zoe Porter: Supernaturally

Kasane Low: Lotus Lotus

Barbara Doran: The Binary Operators

Vashti Hughes: Mum’s In

Double Take Participating Artists: Esem Projects, Akisiew, Tsz Kin (William) Liu, Jennie Feyen, Kazumichi Grime, Matthew Murphy, Alexander Cooke,  Julianna, Astra Howard, Patch Sinclair, Kasane Low, Phil Dye, Richard Briggs, Michael Ambrose, Barbara Doran, Allan Giddy, Atanas Djonov, Jamil Yamani, Jamilla Yamani, Giselle Yamani, Louisa Dawson, Melletios Kyriakidis, Vashti Hughes and Ross Johnston, Simon Rippingle, Liz Bradshaw, Joe@The Potter Shed, Spineless Wonders, Richard Holt, Priscilla Bourne & Jason Phu, Tim Andrew, Code on Canvas, Anna Fraser, Yuzhi Yan, Niko Plaskasovitis, Toby Burrows & Zoë Porter, VANDAL, Surrounded by Ghosts, Anna Fraser, Kazumichi Grime, Christina Leung, Michael Harrs, Briggite Eggert, Karl Eggert, Charmaine Seet and Seet Dancers, St George School of Fine Arts, Deep Sea Astronaut and The Silver Beats.