Wanderers get involved with Sydney Festival

The NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers visited Kaldor Public Arts Project 28 at Parramatta Town Hall as a part of the Sydney Festival.

The NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers visited Kaldor Public Arts Project 28 at Parramatta Town Hall as a part of the Sydney Festival.

Jerome Polenz, Shannon Cole and Yianni Perkatis attended the exhibition of international celebrated artist Roman Odnak where they became a part of the festival, contributing to Odnak-s piece ‘Measuring the Universe-.

The work is a part of three pieces and involves visitors having their name and height recorded onto Town Hall-s walls, with the players measuring up against the public.

Western Sydney Wanderers Executive Chairman Lyall Gorman believes the festival has brought an international focus on the area much like the Wanderers up-coming AFC Champions League campaign.

“Sydney Festival Parramatta is a fantastic initiative and includes some world class events like Project 28 which brings with it an added focus on the city. Soon the Wanderers will embark on our debut Asian Champions League campaign which will also focus the world-s eyes on Parramatta and Western Sydney at large.” says Gorman.

The players- involvement in the artwork sees them join a global community with the exhibition previously showcased in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and the TATE in St Ives, England.

Outside of ‘Measuring the Universe- the Wanderers have already attended various events as part of the Sydney Festival Parramatta showcase with members of the squad along with Executive Chairman Lyall Gorman attending the Band of Magicians performance at Riverside Theatre, which is receiving rave reviews across the city.

Sydney Festival runs until 26 January 2014, with the exhibition of Odnak-s artwork in Parramatta-s Town Hall open until Thursday the 24 January.

Wanderers members can book their tickets for the Band of Magicians show and receive a 10% discount by quoting MAGICSF14.