Ever Sun

Related to City Art
Installed from 1 January 2021 to 1 May 2021
A suspended installation of yellow and orange hangs between buildings while dancers in matching outfits stand below
3 sections of installation artwork of yellow and orange discs hangs between buildings suspended on wires and poles, glass fronted city buildings in teh background reflect the colours in the windows.
laneway amongst a busy city street shows a suspended installation of yellow and orange hanging between buildings.

An installation of constantly changing light, reflected from the surrounding buildings into the street below.

Artist: Rochelle Haley  
This artwork was temporary and is no longer at this location.

Artwork description

Ever Sun was a suspended installation that opened up the public space to a play of light that changed constantly, responding to the mood of the weather and the natural environment throughout the day. The artwork contributed an uplifting sense of colour, light, passage and hope for the city.

By emphasising the changes of natural light, the work was a reminder of the cycles of life with beginnings and endings, as constant and spectacular as the rising and setting of the sun.

The work was exhibited at Carriageworks in October 2020, originally commissioned by Performance Spaces for Liveworks festival as 3 veils of coloured beads. Two more veils were created to suspend above Wilmot Street.

Ever Sun reflected the arches from the surrounding architecture in the city and other points of visual connection along the street. A rejuvenating sunset palette was enhanced by the long beams of actual sunlight flooding Wilmot Street in its east–west orientation.

The artist activated the work with 2 public dance performances, created with choreographers Angela Goh and Ivey Wawn. The morning and afternoon performances encouraged people to revisit the area at different times to experience it changing, and rewarded the daily experience for locals and workers.

Ever Sun offers an inspiring space to walk and reflect, feel nurtured by colour and light, and be together in public, sensitively, in a way that reminds us of the resilience, necessity and beauty of art.

– Rochelle Haley


Rochelle Haley’s practice is engaged with painting, installation and movement to explore relationships between bodies and physical environments. Working with dancers and choreographers, her painting installation and performance works investigate space structured around the sensation of the moving body.

Haley is interested in expanding the colour field of painting and exploring the intersection between the body, architecture and abstraction, experimenting with the boundaries of disciplines to discover how movement of bodies can be expressed and felt by audiences. Haley lectures at UNSW Art & Design, where she completed a PhD in 2009.

The team

  • Angela Goh, Ivey Wawn – Choreographers
  • Angela Goh, Ivey Wawn, David Huggins, Patricia Wood, Alice Weber – Performers
  • Leah Giblin – Costume Designer
  • Lisa Myeong-Joo, Monika Cvitanovic, Ra Bull, Sophie Lane – Studio Assistants
  • Cliffe Rosenberg, Garnet Brownbill, Oliver Brownbill – Production and Installation

Get arts and culture updates from City of Sydney News.