Plural noun: Instances
1. An example or single occurrence of something.
Latin ‘instantia’ - ‘presence, urgency’, from instare ‘be present, press upon’ from in- ‘upon’ + stare ‘to stand’

We all have instances where we feel our myriad of emotions; happiness, sadness, ecstasy, disappointment, anger, contempt. These ‘instances’, give us insight into who we are & how we operate. These instances make a connection to other humans. Within the over saturated world that we live in, it is important to remember, or recollect our own personal ‘instances’, as these are the instances that aren’t exactly instant, they linger, they mold, & grow within us.

The Instances Project has connected with people who live & play in the Redfern / Waterloo & Green Square areas of Sydney. The stories that have been shared are an invaulable insight into who we are as a community. These stories have be reflected in film portraits, Polaroids, videos & text pieces here on this website. Also a physical exhibition at 107 at Redfern from November until Feburary 2019.

These people reflect the diversity & endevours that we face together. No one is truly alone & the ability to share our stories is fundamental to creating connection. We are all humans & we must remember that we have to learn & grow from eachother to truly succeed. 

This project is generously supported by 107 & The City of Sydney

This project will continue to grow. If you would like to be a part of it, please email

Find participants stories here.