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“I think there’s a gap in Sydney for parties that bring us together not just to connect but to reflect on our differences and celebrate the strength that comes from those differences.”
If Mardi Gras is successful, the event would bring over one million visitors to Sydney from around the globe and generate an economic footprint of between $600 and $800 million dollars.
“In all my work I strip myself bare, literally and metaphorically, and try to be as vulnerable with my audience as possible.”
“I was lucky to have started in the mid-90s when the scene in Sydney was so free. No lockouts, hundreds of clubs, a lot more types of people mixing together”
The research coincides with the unveiling of the ‘Signs of Love’ sculpture, which points to all 123 Oxford Streets around the country, including seven Mardi Gras-themed signposts in regional areas.
The crossing will be officially opened at 10am on Friday, followed by a celebration of its return on Saturday at 11am.
After the pre-Parade party, guests can spill out onto College Street and make their way through the marshalling area thanks to a wristband that will offer them exclusive access to the Parade starting line.