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Public art for George Street Spine and the East-West Connectors, Sydney City Centre

August 28th


Over the next ten years, Sydney’s city centre and George Street, its main north-south artery, will be transformed. The transformation of the city centre and George Street is one of the most significant public works projects to occur in Australia in generations, as detailed in the draft George Street Concept Design. Public art commissioned for Sydney’s city centre and George Street will play a major role in the transformation, as detailed in the City Centre Public Art Plan which identifies five opportunities for art in the city centre.

Artists announced  for the City Centre

An Evaluation Panel made up of members of the City of Sydney’s Public Art Advisory Panel, the City Centre Curatorial Advisor and the City’s Design Director have selected the works in response to this brief. On review of the nearly 700 submissions from 25 countries, the Panel commented

‘These works all rise to the most challenging brief to bring a focus, distinction and richness to Sydney’s vision for its prime civic spaces through the creativity of the world’s best artists. Together the three form a rich tapestry that will add memorable contemporary works of art that are unique to place and time.’

The selected works for George Street Spine and East- West Connectors are:

Cloud Arch by Junya Ishigami

Pavilion by Hany Armanious

The Distance of Your Heart by Tracey Emin

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