meet me at the next stop is an anthology-style mixed media immersive installation exploring everyday experiences in Western Sydney. Staged on a replica bus stop with unexpected artistic elements, audiences are invited into the struggles, anxieties and joys of the artists’ everyday lives.
For the design of 'meet me at the next stop', I wanted the work to feel fantastical, something that was rooted in reality but had a magical feel to it. The aim was for the bus stop to look realistic from afar until you get up close and see that it's actually a collection of artworks that centre around transport in western Sydney.
All the works needed to stand out on their own so we kept the design minimal with little sections for community collaboration. Since we made a bus stop that has moved all over the west from Bidwill to Blacktown, I wanted there to be a section where people could graffiti or tag the bus stop as you would see on real stops all over. The front panels are dedicated to each community that the bus stop finds itself in. We created this work for the community and I hope that the community feels safe enough to create this artwork with us wherever it may end up.
Installation Concept and Design: Sandra May, Evan Pascall, Vanessa Hyde, Huy Nguyen, and Rudy Grakk
This project was developed with the support of the NSW Government through Create NSW.