Megan Heyward: Notes for Walking
Notes for Walking is an innovative locative media artwork taking place at Middle Head and Mosman Art Gallery. The project will be trialled during December with an official launch as part of the Sydney Festival 2013 in early January.
Notes for Walking is a narrative written on landscape, which uses mobile phones and GPS technologies to reveal an intriguing environment, where things are never quite what they seem.
Notes for Walking will lead audiences around the abandoned naval fort overlooking Sydney Harbour at Sydney Harbour National Park, Middle Head Mosman, on a journey that is part treasure hunt and part mystery tour.
A media installation in The CUBE at the Mosman Art Gallery integrates video and audio with audience responses.
Before visiting Middle Head to experience Notes for Walking, it is best to download the Notes for Walking app with WiFi. You can use the free WiFi available in The Cube at the Mosman Art Gallery or on site at Middle Head.
- Notes for Walking is now available for download in the App Store or search the App Store for Notes for Walking.
- Android users can view the work via the Notes for Walking Junaio Channel.
- Further information can be accessed via the Notes website.
Notes for Walking concept, artwork, moving image, text and locative experience design by Megan Heyward. Sound design by Michael Finucan.
In association with the Sydney Festival, Mosman Art Gallery, National Parks and Wildlife Service and UTS.
Notes for Walking takes place at Middle Head National Park and Mosman Art Gallery in Mosman, Sydney.
Middle Head National Park
Corner Old Fort Rd and Govenors Rd Middle Head
Drive to the VERY end of Middle Head Rd, Mosman, past HMAS Penguin and past the corner of Chowder Bay Rd & Middle Head Rd. Drive all the way until you reach a boom gate. This gate (The Gate) is the starting point of Notes for Walking, and is at the corner of Old Fort Rd and Govenors Rd – two very old roads inside the National Park. WIFI is located in the building directly behind the boomgate. You can log in from in front of this building, where the WIFI name & password is provided. There will also be signs on site to assist you to experience the work. Then walk up the right hand rd (Old Fort Rd) to begin the walk.
Catch Bus 244 from Wynyard to Middle Head. Get off at stop 08 at corner Middle Head Rd & Chowder Bay Rd. You will need to walk 300 metres to The Gate. Click for Sydney Buses 244 Route Map and 244 Timetable.