Moving Story-Telling Vehicle

Moving Story-Telling Vehcile 1.1

                      Blue Mountains  /  Surry Hills  /  Green Square  /  Return to 2015

Description: The Moving Story-Telling Vehicle (MSTV) was wheeled along the streets of Katoomba, Leura, Blackheath and Wentworth Falls, stopping at various points in each location.  Short quotes from notable writing about the Blue Mountains had previously been recorded in a booklet that had a letter unit grid arrangement similar to that of the MSTV, that is, six lines, each carrying twenty-two letter units per line. As the Action Researcher/Performer inserted these texts into the MSTV, pedestrians stopped to watch, many entering into a conversation about their own experience of the Mountains. The Action Researcher/Performer noted the essence of this commentary, turning each into a new quote. These were then progressively added to the MSTV, so that at any one time and location, a combination of the historic texts and current personal commentary could be read in parallel, in a complementary, overlapping manner.  The MSTV has also been deployed in Surry Hills during the annual festival in 2016 and 2017 and in Green Square during 2016.

Guest contributors (Blue Mountains): Wawrick, Geoff, Cath, Ash, Rob, Karen, Ben, Judi, Yens, Honi, Glynn, Hugo, Stephen, Rosa, Ehmanuel and numerous others.

See the Blue Mountains MSTV stories here.

Guest contributors (Surry Hills): Chris, Scott, Natasha, Jane, Michelle, Fiona, Dalia, Pram, Chris B., Wayne and numerous others (2016). Mic Freeman, Christina, Richard, John, Chris, Matt, Perry, Ghaith, Sina, Cate and numerous others (2017).

See the Surry Hills MSTV stories here.

Guest contributors (Green Square): Eta, Dave G. Catherine, Larry, Strummer and numerous others. 

See the Green Square MSTV stories here.

See further deployment details here.

Blue Mountains MSTV Bibliography

Bolotin, Y, & Keats, M. (2014) Wollemi National Park: The Complete Wollemi North-South Traverse, Redfern: Design Portfolio.

Brinsmead, H. (1971) Longtime Passing, Sydney: Angus and Robertson.

Falconer, D. (1997) The Service of Clouds, Sydney: Pan Macmillan.

Foster, D. & Duffy M. [Eds] (1997) Crossing the Blue Mountains: Journeys through two centuries, Potts Point: Duffy & Snellgrove.

Gurr, T.S. & Harrowsmith, G. (1949) Blue Mountains Story, Sydney: Halstead Press.

Hewett, D. (2001) Halfway up the Mountain, North Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre.

Johnson, D. (2007) Sacred Waters: The Story of the Blue Mountains Gully Traditional Owners,   Broadway: Halstead Press.

Keats, M & Fox, B, (2013) The Gardens of Stone National Park and beyond, Pymble: Keats Holdings.

Lawson, H. (1912) In The Days When The World Was Wide, Sydney: Angus and Robertson.

Lowe, E. (1951) O Willing Hearts, Sydney: Angus and Robertson.

Mackaness, G. (1965) Fourteen Journeys Over The Blue Mountains of New South Wales 1813-1841, Sydney: Horwitz—Grahame.

Meredith, P. (1999) The Australian Geographic Book of the Blue Mountains, Terrey Hills: Australian Geographic.

Noyes, A. (1924) The Blue Mountains, Melbourne:  Allan & Co.

Speirs, H. (1981) Landscape Art and the Blue Mountains, Sydney: Alternative Publishing Co- operative Limited.

Stockton, E. [Ed] (1993) The Blue Mountains Dreaming: The Aboriginal Heritage, Winmalee: Three Sisters Productions.

Tredinnick, M. (2009) The Blue Plateau: A Landscape Memoir, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press.

Surry Hills MSTV Bibliography

Environmental Partnership - South Sydney (N.S.W.) Council. (2001) Frog Hollow Reserve, cnr Riley Street, Albion Street, Surry Hills: Plan of Management. Birchgrove: Environmental Partnership (NSW). for South Sydney Council.

Eugene Smith & Hone. (1977) Traffic Investigation: Crown and Bourke Streets, Surry Hills: Report on summary of findings and conclusions. Sydney: N.S.W. Council.

Frampton, K., Taylor, J., Francis-Jones, R. & Morehen, J. (2014) Architecture as material culture: The work of Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp. Novato: ORO Editions.

Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (2008) Surry Hills library, community and child care centre development application: Statement of Environmental Effects. Sydney: Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp.

Keating, C. (2008) Surry Hills: The City's Backyard. Ultimo: Halstead Press.

Moon, K., Moon E. & Kass, T. [Eds] (1981) A Surry Hills childhood, 1870 : the Frances Lepherd Manuscript.  Armidale: University of New England Publishing Unit.

Park, R. (2009) The Harp in the South. London: Penguin Books.

Tennant, K. (2014) Foveaux. Adelaide: Michael Walmer. 

Green Square MSTV Bibliograhy

Beasley, M. (2001) Everyone knew everyone: histories and memories of Green Square. Sydney: NSW Department of Urban Affairs and Planning.

City of Sydney (2013) Green Square Town Centre Public Domain Strategy. Sydney: City of Sydney.

City of Sydney (2013) The Streets of Green Square: The Past Shapes the Future. Sydney: City of Sydney.

City of Sydney (2012) Green Square Public Art Strategy 2012. Sydney: City of Sydney.

Easthope, H. McNamara, N. (2013) Green Square Pilot Survey Final Report. Sydney: City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales.

Karskens, G. & Rogowsky M. [Eds] (2004) Histories of Green Square: Waterloo, Alexandria, Zetland, Beaconsfield, Rosebury. Sydney: University of New South Wales.

Yeang, K. (2009) Ecomasterplanning. Chichester: Wiley. 


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