Curating and Programming

Nomanslanding – Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Glasgow Life (UK) and Urbane Künste Ruhr

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Project: Nomanslanding Organisation: Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Glasgow Life (UK) and Urbane Künste Ruhr (commissioning partners) Place: Sydney, Glasgow and Duisburg Year: 2012-2017 Project Type: Culture-led Placemaking, Curating and Programming Nomanslanding was an art installation and performance created from an international partnership with curators and artists from five different countries which performed to over 27,000 people

Fire Water – Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority

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Project: Fire Water Organisation: Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority Place: The Rocks Year: 2009, 2010 Project Type: Culture-led Placemaking, Curating and Programming, Night-time Economy In 2009 and 2010 Michael Cohen, now director of City People, directed and produced two water spectacles for Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) as part of Vivid Sydney.  These events took place

The Rocks Windmill – Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority

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Project: The Rocks WindmillOrganisation: Sydney Harbour Foreshore AuthorityPlace: The RocksYear: 2013Project Type: Culture-led Placemaking, Curating and Programming Michael Cohen, now director of City People, devised and implemented an arts lab ‘incubator’ model for Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) as a way of generating activation projects that speak directly to the identity (past, present and future)

The Rocks Village Bizarre – Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority

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Project: The Rocks Village Bizarre Organisation: Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority  Place: The Rocks Year: 2014  Project Type: Curating and Programming, Night-time Economy  Transforming the nighttime economy through arts and cultural activation: For many years, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) ran an evening music and market activation offering in The Rocks. However customer satisfaction and attendance at the event

Aboriginal Life and Sydney Harbour Arts Incubator – Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority

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Project: Aboriginal Life and Sydney Harbour Arts Incubator Organisation: Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority Place: The Rocks Year: 2011-2016 Project Type: Culture-led Placemaking, Curating and Programming During 2011-2016 Michael Cohen, now director of City People, produced several projects that endeavoured to address the lack of Aboriginal stories visible in the public domain of The Rocks –