A-Z of Oxford Street

Oxford Street

An impressive new artwork will be on display throughout Sydney WorldPride 2023.

The City of Sydney commissioned work by queer Sydney artist Amy Blue, which features pop culture art in a rainbow and pink colour scheme, will adorn construction sites instead of regular safety hoardings, turning construction hoardings into a massive canvass with which to tell the incredibly diverse and colourful story of Oxford Street’s rainbow community.

This fantastic work of art makes Oxford Street look the part for Sydney WorldPride 2023 and celebrates Mardi Gras’ return to its spiritual home.

Amy wanted this collection of illustrations to capture a snippet of some of the people and events that have illuminated Oxford Street throughout its brilliant and colourful history. She has referred to it as an illustrative representation capturing the ‘A-Z of Oxford Street’, a sort of precinct ‘GAY-B-C’.

The LGBTQIA+ community have experienced times that call for triumph and celebration, but have also faced some extremely challenging moments of adversity. This collection is a nod to some of the defining moments in that history.

The hoardings will be erected at the Ashe Morgan/TOGA development sites in stages with the building between Crown and Palmer streets the first to be beautified with the design.

Acknowledgement of country

Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.