swimming home

In 2005 I set out on foot across suburban Sydney to re-imagine and connect with the postcodes of my youth. Six years later I completed my municipal pilgrimage, my Wild Ryde, by swimming home down Sydney's original highway, the Parramatta River, from Wharf Road, Ermington to Callan Point on Iron Cove.  

Stills by David Blackwell (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11), Denise Corrigan (3), George Evatt (8, 9, 10, 13, 14), Anne Ferran (12)

14 pure pigment prints on archival fine art paper 
30 x 40 cm, 30 x 45 cm
Edition of 25
$250 each
Other sizes pro rata
[proceeds to Callan Park Bushcare]

swimming home is an immersive, personal response to suburban 'progress' - loss, damage, environmental resurgence - which charts my aquatic return to the Inner West in April 2011. 

swimming home

BluRay DVD 
7 mins 17 secs
Camera: George Evatt, Noelene Lucas
Edit/sound mix: Virginia Hilyard 
Edition of five
$1250 each

See also Walking With Cars and Wild Ryde

Chapter 16 of Wild Ryde (2012)
backgrounds the swim

David Watson 'Swimming Home' article for State Library of NSW SL Magazine Spring 2014