UK born sculptor Will Coles’ long awaited follow up show to ‘I Fucking <3 Melbourne’ (March, 2013) will open this week at BSIDE Gallery, Fitzroy.
‘Fuck Sydney’ is Coles' ‘it’s not me it’s you’ break-up letter to the city he called home for 20 years:
What was true twenty years ago is just as true today: Sydney is where the money is, Melbourne is where the culture is. Sydney, where the average house will now put you back $1 million, where they import foreign street art rather than invest in their own. Sydney, where the pubs & clubs close early, live music is a memory & the shops close at 5. Sydney? Go fuck yourself.
– Will Coles
‘Fuck Sydney’ opens this Friday at BSIDE Gallery, 121 Brunswick St, Fitzroy from 6-9pm, and runs until the 30th of July 2017.