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Orly Genger. Hurlyburly

Open Daily (sunrise to sunset), through Feb 26

Waller Delta, 74 Trinity

Presented by Waller Creek Conservancy in collaboration with The Contemporary Austin

The free outdoor, interactive art installation Hurlyburly (2016), by internationally renowned artist Orly Genger, is open daily at the Waller Delta, adjacent to the Waller Creek Boathouse (74 Trinity) through February 26. Created using repurposed lobster rope, Hurlyburly is a massive outdoor piece of painted and hand-knotted rope. Recalling the languid flow of the creek, the undulating, woven structure invites visitors to interact with each other, with the work, and with the surrounding parkland.

The installation of Hurlyburly is made possible through the generous support of Michael and Jeanne Klein and Suzanne Deal Booth. Hurlyburly is installed on public parkland. Thank you to the City of Austin for their collaboration on this project. #hurlyburly #orlygenger #wallercreek #contemporaryATX

Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, take public transportation, or rideshare. Paid parking is available two blocks away at the Convention Center Garage on 2nd Street with access from Brazos or San Jacinto. No parking is available on Trinity south of Cesar Chavez.


Orly Genger currently lives in New York City and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BA from Brown University in 2001 and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002. Genger’s recent solo projects include Undertone at SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, GA (2014); Boys Cry Too at Hermann Park in Houston, TX (2014); Red, Yellow and Blue at Madison Square Park in New York City (2013); and Whole at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (2008). Genger’s work is included in the collections of several museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover; and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Rappaport Prize, founded by the Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation, whose mission is to promote leadership in public policy, medical research, and art.

Photo by Brian Fitzsimmons.