Martin Place Bike Couriers | Museum of Sydney | Public Sydney Exhibition

The Martin Place bike couriers are another group I discovered on my travels through the Sydney streets for the Museum of Sydney’s latest exhibition Public Sydney : Stop Look Live, 30 March – 8 September. The brief was for me to go out into the city and find people using public spaces and in particular groups of people using the spaces in ways that they were not originally intended. Inspired by the new book Public Sydney: Drawing the City, by Philip Thalis and Peter John Cantrill, this exhibition features photographs, drawings, objects and video stories about five important Sydney sites: Bennelong Point, the Museum of Sydney, Hyde Park, Town Hall and Central Station.

This group of couriers hang out on the steps of the Sydney G.P.O. waiting for their pagers to call them off across the city. All of the couriers I spoke with cycle ‘fixies’ except for one, Trum-Peter, who says “I like my front teeth too much”. Peter has been a bike messenger for over 15 years and he can bee seen around the city busking with his trumpet between deliveries.

Have a look at the 143 Liverpool Street Famila a Sydney a Hip-Hop dance crew, that practice outside the Downing Centre Court. I will post more images from the project soon. Stay tuned for Yo-Yo’s, a mobile knife sharpener, skate boarders, Matt the eel guy, the Hyde Park cocktail flair bartender and some random street photography.

All IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT JAMES HORAN PHOTOGRAPHY 2013. FOR USAGE CONTACT ME . info@jameshoranshootspeople.com 0439669315

All IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT JAMES HORAN PHOTOGRAPHY 2013. FOR USAGE CONTACT ME . info@jameshoranshootspeople.com 0439669315

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