Public performance connects precinct in a procession of sound and colour

On 24 April, Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct premiered the new artwork When Do I Breathe? – a free public performance by artist Lauren Brincat that shaped new paths through the streets of Randwick, connecting UNSW and health partners with local communities in collaborative action.

The performance moved through Randwick at sunset into twilight, stopping at three locations across UNSW and the hospital precinct.

Led by a group of dancers and held together with members of the NSW Collegium Musicum Choir and NIDA students and alumni, the performance guided audiences on a journey of orchestrated harmonies.

Movement and song animated a series of fabric sculptures, which provided a connective thread between the performers and the broader community.

When Do I Breathe? is the result of a year-long engagement with local communities by the artist, offering an artistic response to the value of care in our society and collective action as a form of resistance.

This initiative followed the 24-Hour Tea Break event held for front-line health workers earlier in the year and was funded by Transport for NSW’s Safer Cities program.

Safer Cities is investing in sites statewide to help improve perceptions of safety in our cities and towns, particularly for women, girls and gender diverse people.

A series of Randwick initiatives proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Transport for NSW and Create NSW will transform and uplift our streets and also enable Night Time Masterplanning in support of more equitable experience across the site for night shift workers and women and girls moving through campus spaces after dark.



Lead artist: Lauren Brincat

Choreographer: Charmene Yap

Composer: Evelyn Ida Morris

UNSW Choral Director: Sonia Maddock

Dancers: Jasmin Lancaster, Loulou Mitsis, Koko Mukaai, Angus Onley and Sam Osborn

Actors: Este Breytenbach, Jessica Carter, Lewis Defina, Lucy Dunning, Lillianne Lord, Connor Reilly, and Keenan Walker

Choir: UNSW Collegium Musicum Choir

Percussionist: Chloe Kim

Studio Producer: Sophie Willison

Studio Fabricator: Lisa Dwyer

Hat Fabricator: Bronwyn Shooks Millinery

Design: Studio Libro

Cinematographer: Gotaro Uematsu

Photographer: Zan Wimberley


Co-curators: Sophie Forbat and Zoe Theodore 


Image credit: Lauren Brincat, When Do I Breathe? 2024. Performer: Jasmin Lancaster. Photographer: Zan Wimberley. Courtesy of the artist.