17 Nov 2021

Legs On The Wall


Friends, we are proud beyond words to announce to you the world premiere of THAW as part of Sydney Festival 2022. Come and join us on the Sydney Opera House boardwalk, 10am-8.30pm, 14, 15 & 16 January. More epic than anything the current Legs team have ever done, THAW is our artful call to act on climate together, with vigour and hope. See you there!

For over ten hours, a lone woman on 2.7 tonnes of sculpted ice is suspended 20 metres over the waters of Sydney Harbour from the foot of the Sydney Opera House. Isolated on this frozen world, she scrambles to protect it from the elements and the industrial crane that seems to toy with them both. As sunset approaches, what will become of this exhausted heroine? We are confronted by her struggle and inspired by her determination to adapt and survive.




THAW calls on audience members to funnel their energy from the spectacle of the work towards taking real tangible steps towards climate justice, as we ourselves at Legs are finding more solutions to ensure that we are ‘walking the talk’. We'll be making updates about ways to engage deeply at our event website:



We can't wait for you to be part of it.

Love, team Legs. 

Legs On The Wall, as an ally to First Nations peoples and communities, acknowledges the unique connection of First Nations peoples to this continent, their 60,000+ years of care and custodianship for these lands, and that there can be no climate justice without First Nations justice.


The world premiere of THAW is supported by Sydney Festival and the Australia Council for the Arts. Creative Development was supported by Sydney Festival, Brisbane Festival and the Major Festivals Initiative managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals.


Legs On The Wall is supported by Create NSW.