HyperSext City, by the XYX Lab, is showing at the Tin Sheds Gallery in Sydney until 9 April, with a number of upcoming events.

At at time when the impact of gender, exclusion and sexual violence is front page news, HyperSext City* confronts these challenges and invites audiences to imagine and co-design an equitable city.

This new exhibition from Monash University’s XYX Lab is designed to elicit the audiences’ particular experiences of the city and build understanding of excluded voices.

Based on evidence-based research and lived experiences, this work is making its debut at the University of Sydney’s Tin Sheds Gallery from 4 March to 9 April.

Exhibition period

Thursday 4 March–Friday 9 April 2021

Upcoming events

HyperSext City Floor talk via Webinar
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ARUP Night Walk: Experiences of Safety at Night
Wednesday 6 April 2021, 6–8pm
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Gender-Justice Workshop #2
Thursday 8 April 2021, 12–1.30pm
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CovidSafe venue

Tin Sheds Gallery
148 City Rd
Darlington NSW 2008

HyperSext City* draws attention to the experiences of women, girls and the LGBTQI+ communities by representing data and intersectional narratives of gender that affect how urban spaces are accessed and occupied.

Exploring equity in public space, the exhibition invites the audience to contribute their own suggestions and solutions to overcome exclusion and lack of access. The exhibition employs data from all over the world and here in Sydney to spectacular effect. Works in the show include video, workshops, installation and a bespoke interactive website built for and launched at the exhibition – The HyperSext Repository interactively collates, documents and references data and research on gendered experiences of cities.

Through crowd-sourcing, co-creation and material making, HyperSext City* amplifies the voices and experiences of a diverse range of people who are frequently rendered powerless in cities and invites us all to make a difference by sharing and understanding our urban experience.

Emphasising the research of the XYX Lab, A Billion Views asks that the politics of public space be changed and reframed. This is a call to action. It is our shared responsibility to make an urban environment that is safe for everyone.


* The term women and by extension girls, is used as inclusive of all women, including cis-women, trans-women and intersex women. Similarly, diverse sexual and gender identities are used to recognise the experience of people who do not necessarily identify as male or female. Sexual orientation and identity are also complex designations and we recognise that the LGBTQI+ designation does not necessarily capture the diversity of experiences, interests and perspectives of individual people or communities.