Heather and Ivan Morison: Sleepers Awake

Western Sydney Parklands, Bungarribee | 17- 25 May

For nine nights this luminous sculpture will rise over Bungarribee, signalling the transformation of a vacant site in the Blacktown area of the Western Sydney Parklands to a new 200 ha park and community hub. Sleepers Awake is accompanied each night by a community performance festival running 5.30 to 7.30pm and featuring a wide range of acts in music, dance, performance and film selected from all over Western Sydney and the metropolitan Sydney basin.

Sleepers Awake is a C3West project commissioned by the MCA and the Western Sydney Parklands Trust.

Getting to Bungarribee

Light refreshments are available 5.30 to 7.30pm. Alcohol is BYO. Bring walking shoes, a picnic rug and a torch. Parking is available on-site. Access via Doonside Rd near Holbeche Rd, Bungarribee NSW_

Access by foot to Bungarribee and the artwork is available at all times.

Shuttle Bus

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

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

Services depart according to the following timetable:
Depart Blacktown: 5.00pm, 5.40pm, 6.20pm, 7.20pm
Depart Bungarribee: 5.20pm, 6.00pm, 7.00pm, 7.45pm

Pick up and set-down is near the south entrance to Blacktown Station near Main St, at the loop-road taxi stand. Click here for a map.

Sleepers Awake Events and Performance Program

Sleepers Awake Events and Performance Program

Printable PDF version of the events calendar


Learn more


Embark on a celestial extraterrestrial Genext ArtCart adventure. Bring a picnic, raid your dress-up box and join us and the Genext ArtCart for an alien themed evening in the parklands.

Special Event

Celestial Extraterrestrial
– Genext does Sleepers Awake

18 May 2014


Bungarribee, Western Sydney Parklands

Sleepers Awake Learning Resource

Resources for teachers and students that provide an introduction to Sleepers Awake by Heather and Ivan Morison. MCA Learning programs and resources are designed to facilitate an engagement with contemporary art that encourages students to look and think about art in new ways.