Sleepers Awake

Sleepers Awake was a C3West project commissioned by the Western Sydney Parklands Trust and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. It was the second project in Tracing the Parklands, where artists explore and reflect upon the evolving identity of the Western Sydney Parklands.

For 9 nights, 10 days in May 2014 the most ambitious public art installation graced the night skies and over 35 acts performed under the light of the illuminate art installation in Bungarribee.

The program included a range of acts appearing each night, talks and the Super Sydney walk.

The magical temporary public artwork by international artists Heather and Ivan Morison Sleepers Awake rose up to 80 metres each night, illuminating 25 hectares of the emerging new park in Bungarribee.

The sculpture and performers signal the transformation of Bungarribee from a vacant site in the Parklands to a significant new public park and open space in Western Sydney.  The Trust is investing $15 million over three years to create this park.

Western Sydney Parklands Trust would like to thank:

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Heather and Ivan Morison
M7 Westlink
Blacktown City Council
Blacktown Arts Centre
Liverpool City Council
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
All the amazing performers
and the Western Sydney community for getting involved!

What to Bring

Wear walking shoes as the walk from the car park to the performance site is 400 m and can be in spots an uneven surface.

Please bring a torch as the lighting is low.

Remember that you are entering an area of the Parklands, which is as yet, undeveloped.

Food and Beverage

There will be light refreshments available to be purchased, this include drinks and snacks. We encourage you to bring a picnic, a rug and enjoy the evening.

Alcohol is BYO.

Getting to Bungarribbe


If arriving by car there will be free limited parking on site from 5 pm. Enter the site via Doonside Rd near Holbeche Rd.

Shuttle Bus

A free shuttle bus will run between Blacktown Train Station and Bungarribee on the following evenings:

  • Saturday 17 May
  • Sunday 18 May
  • Friday 23 May
  • Saturday 24 May
  • Sunday 25 May

The first service departs Blacktown Train Station at 5 pm and the last service departs Bungarribee at 7.45pm.

Pick up and set-down is near the south entrance to Blacktown Train Station on Main St.