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THE SHARED SPIRIT OF A CITY. CAPTURED IN A WORD.

CAN ONE WORD CHANGE A CITY? ETERNITY DID.
RESILIENCE. COMMUNITY. ENDURANCE.

RISING FROM THE CRACKS IN THE PAVEMENT, IT TOOK ON A LIFE OF ITS OWN.

CHALKED IN THE SHADOWS FOR 30 YEARS, IT’S A ONE-WORD SERMON THAT’S COME TO DEFINE THE

SHARED SPIRIT OF SYDNEY.

WITH EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO THE BIOGRAPHY ‘MR ETERNITY’, AT THE END OF 2022, ON THE 90TH
ANNIVERSARY OF HIS VERY FIRST INSCRIPTION, WE’RE BRINGING THE ARTHUR STACE STORY TO THE
STAGE.


INVITING DIVERSE VOICES TO SHARE THEIR TAKE ON THE STACE STORY, UNITED BY A CENTRAL
NARRATIVE, WE’LL CELEBRATE THE MAN BEHIND THE LEGEND OF SYDNEY’S ORIGINAL BANKSY.
WITH LAYERINGS OF MUSIC AND DRAMA, HISTORY AND MYTHOLOGY, SPIRIT AND PURPOSE, IN THE NOW,
AND THE EVERYWHEN, WE’LL BRING TO LIFE HOW AN OFTEN MISUNDERSTOOD MAN BECAME NOT A
PILLAR OF PITY, BUT POWER, WOVEN INTO THE FABRIC OF OUR STREETS, CONNECTING US ALL TO THIS
PLACE ON GADIGAL COUNTRY.


THROUGH PLAGUE, WAR AND REDEMPTION, RITUAL AND FATE; FROM COPPER STILLS TO COPPERPLATE HE
WAS THERE, SINGLE-HANDEDLY CHAMPIONING HOPE IN DARLINGHURST AND BEYOND. AS THE BELLS OF
CHANGE TOLLED ACROSS THE DECADES, HIS MYSTERY GREW, UNTIL THE KEEPERS OF THE SECRET LURED
HIM INTO THE SPOTLIGHT.


THE FORMER BURTON STREET TABERNACLE IS THE NATURAL HOME OF ETERNITY. THE STAGE MAY HAVE
CHANGED, BUT THE GATHERING OF COMMUNITY FOR INSPIRATION, CONNECTION AND ENLIGHTENMENT,
IS AS PROFOUND TODAY AS IT WAS WHEN ARTHUR SWEPT THE AISLES, SAT IN THE PEWS AND THUMPED
HIS BIBLE TO TATTERS IN TIME WITH THE MUSIC.


THE ETERNITY STORY HAS MUCH TO TEACH US ABOUT HOW TO BE TOGETHER, AND HOW TO BE ALONE,
THE IMPORTANCE OF PURPOSE, WITH, OR WITHOUT JUDGEMENT, BELONGING, AND OUR OWN PERSONAL
QUESTS FOR IDENTITY, FOREVER IN THE SHADOWS OF OUR FOREBEARS.


BUT ABOVE ALL; THROUGH THE ECHOES OF ETERNITY, IN A TIME WHEN OUR CONNECTION TO THE
PLACES WE CALL HOME FEELS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER, WE HOPE TO EXPRESS WHAT IT TRULY
MEANS TO BE OF HERE, OF SYDNEY, ON GADIGAL LAND.

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