Summer Night Walks
2020 has clearly shown how access to quality public space is vital to the health of our community. In this series, Summer Night Walks, Tim Ross invites leading artists, comedians, performers and public figures to take him on a walk to a special place in their neighbourhoods that has had a lasting impact on them. A place is so much more than the space it occupies- it’s the people, stories and connections that bring a place to life.
Tim is best known for his work on TV and radio, but he has always had a passion for architecture and design and how people interact with the two. He’s taken his live Man About the House show across Australia and overseas. Tim has curated his own exhibition, Design Nation at the Powerhouse Museum, starred in a two-part series, Streets of Your Time and written for various publications including his own book The Rumpus Room. Now, for The Festival of Place, Tim is using his passion to discover some of our most special neighbourhood places with Summer Night Walks.
Episode 1: Intro with Tim Ross
Tim shares his connection to the history and stories of Kelly’s Bush Park, his favourite local public space. Kelly’s Bush Park has a rich cultural and community driven history. Unseeded by the Wallumedegal Clan, Kelly's Bush Park has high local significance as a remnant of natural bushland located on the foreshores of the Parramatta River in Hunters Hill. The bush still stands, today, allowing a beautiful interaction between the public, the bush and the harbour.
Kelly's Bush covers 4.8 hectares of bushland on the lower reaches of the Parramatta River in the Sydney Metropolitan Area. It is part of a network of near natural open spaces on the Sydney Harbour waterway system and is the only substantial area of natural bush on the lower Parramatta River.