Public art can engage and stimulate, it can provoke thought and action and it can add depth and texture to the urban experience – that’s something we’re really focused on for our growing Green Square community.
– Lord Mayor Clover Moore
The City of Sydney is commissioning a range of stunning new public artworks that will shape the personality and character of Green Square. These permanent and temporary art works will explore the historical, cultural and ecological elements of the area.
By animating places like the new Green Square plaza with temporary creative projects, we’re encouraging curiosity and providing unexpected opportunities for discovery. The Green Square Public Art Strategy is backed by $4 million of City funding and presents an exciting opportunity to create unique artworks that will become part of the fabric of our parks, squares and public spaces.
We want to create a good public life for the people who live in Green Square not just a good private life.
– Amanda Sharrad, Curatorial Advisor
Central to the Green Square Public Art Strategy is the commissioning of a Curatorial Advisor, Amanda Sharrad, to develop the program and commission art works which will interlink Green Square’s main public domain spaces, engage with local residents, workers and visitors and highlight the uniqueness of this area.
Also, two artworks will be incorporated into the Green Square Library and Plaza as part of the international design competition winning entries from Stewart Hollenstein Architects. These permanent public artworks include Cloud Nation by Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro in the Green Square Library and High Water by Michael Thomas Hill and Indigo Hanlee of Lightwell in the Green Square Plaza. Vessels by Jonathan Jones will also be installed as part of the Gunyama Park and Aquatic Centre designed by Andrew Burgess Architects.
Discover the public artworks set to create great public spaces for Green Square:
While I Live I Will Grow
Living art installation of narrow-leaf bottle trees within a spiral sculpture...