Nick Cave to bring colourful (horse) rumpus to Sydney in his first ever Australian art project

Nick Cave is set to disrupt Sydney with an explosion of colour and music, as sixty Dancers and Musicians in thirty life-sized horse-suits bring the city to life. Renowned American Artist Nick Cave will launch his exuberant first Australian project HEARD·SYD in November.

The installation will see Sydney-based Dancers and Musicians come together, donning colourful horse sound-suits made of raffia and found materials. In the choreographed performance set to live music and percussion, each sound suit has been carefully constructed to produce a distinctive sound upon activation.


Cave’s project HEARD has been reimagined especially for Sydney in its fourth run. The project has also been brought to life in three US cities: Detroit (Michigan), Dallas (Texas), and New York (New York).

“I was really thinking of getting us back to this dream state, this place where we imagine and think about now and how we exist and function in the world… I think we tend not to take the time out to create that dream space in our heads,” said Cave.

Pitt St Mall and Carriageworks will see an explosion of rumpus in this escapist response to bustling city life, in November.

HEARD·SYD is free to all and will begin at 5pm on Thursday 10th of November, at Pitt St Mall, and Saturday 12th of November 10am and 12 noon at Carriageworks, Redfern.


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