Sydney’s Central Park precinct will play host to a public art project throughout 2011, set to bring the heritage-listed Brewery building and its surrounds to life.
January 10th, 2011
Frasers Property Australia recently announced that they have selected Brook Andrew, Mikala Dwyer, Caroline Rothwell and Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro to take part in the Artists in Residence project in Sydney’s Central Park.
The project will run from March 2011 and feature four artworks, installed sequentially, that will transform the area, engage passers-by and support art and creativity within Central Park and the surrounding Chippendale area.
“Largely three dimensional, the artworks will transform the character of the building and the surrounding site, invigorating the old and creating a sense of excitement and anticipation as cutting edge contemporary artists move in and let loose on the brewery,” said artist Michaelie Crawford who, along with fellow artist Jennifer Turpin, conceived the project.
The first installation will appear on the Broadway-facing façade of the brewery building in March 2011. Designed by artist Brook Andrew, the work will feature 18 giant-scaled photographs of personages relating to the brewery’s history.
Neon frames will illuminate each image and allow the installation to be experienced at night as well as during the day.
Artists in Residence will form part of an $8 million public art program consisting of temporary and permanent works, set to invigorate Central Park during construction and beyond.
“Vacant heritage buildings within a busy urban construction site transformed into an ever-changing art gallery, inspired by Chippendale itself… it’s an exciting project and Frasers is delighted to present these works to the people of Sydney,” said Frasers Property Australia Group Marketing Manager Lisa McCutchion.
Frasers Property Australia
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