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Homing in on nostalgia

Australia's obsession with the housing market took an interesting turn, specifically a turn down memory lane. Yesterday, Sydney's lunch crowd enjoyed their break on seats adorned with nostalgic photographs of old terraced houses in the city's Martin Place.

Terraced, a temporary public art installationby Mr James Voller, brings the quintessential Sydney dwelling - the terraced house - into the heart of the central business district.

Terraced is a multi-site photographic installation that places images of terraced houses against the concrete backdrop of the city.

The terraced house has been a feature of Sydney since 1830, and over time has been home to a diverse range of citizens.

To create Terraced, Mr Voller photographed some of the terraces in the old Redfern, Darlinghurst and Surry Hills districts of Sydney that had the most character. The artwork is part of Art & About Sydney, an ongoing programme of temporary art projects in unusual spaces produced by the City of Sydney.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 27, 2016, with the headline 'Homing in on nostalgia'. Print Edition | Subscribe