The Central Park Public Art Strategy, developed by Turpin + Crawford, was forged through a partnership between Frasers Property and the City of Sydney, and represents a productive collaboration between the private and public sectors.
Waste Landscape—comprising of 60,000 unsold and collected CDs which have been hand-sewn together—is a monumental artificial landscape that resembles the ever-increasing mountains of urban landfill at waste management centres.
Thunderbolt is a public installation commissioned by the Sydney Olympic Park Authority. The iron edifice uses a digital interface to respond to real-time measurements of domestic energy loadings in the immediate area by changing the colour of the lights in the sculpture.
Energy Cafe was a community-based, portable, off-grid kitchen, which explored alternative energy, urban agriculture, and shared public space. Pilot Publishing (Amy Plant and Ella Gibbs) held workshops, talks and open days where visitors could actively participate in creating the work.
Working with recycled plastic bags, Liane Rossler and Sarah K founders of Supercyclers, created an innovative series of homeware designs and an eco-sustainable business model.
A kinetic sculpture that is activated by the wind, located in the Central Park development in Sydney. It consists of a large yellow ring which orbits upon an angled mast in response to the variable strength of the wind.
A disused railway line and waste ground in the East London suburb of Dalston was transformed into a temporary 16 metre high fully functioning flour mill with a community kitchen and bread oven that was open to the public.
Produced in collaboration with Helsinki Energy, the public art installation Nuage Vert (meaning ‘Green Cloud’) projected green light onto the vapour cloud emitted from that city’s Salmisaari power plant to visualise the plant’s energy output.
Reincarnated McMansion is an interdisciplinary project spanning the fields of contemporary art, architecture and town planning, concerned with strategies around sustainability. Initiated in 2008 by Sydney-based artist and architect Mathieu Gallois, it aims to tackle unsustainable building practices in the Australian suburbs.
Patrick Blanc’s vertical gardens at One Central Park in Sydney span 1000 square metres and sprawl across the building’s two towers, which are 16 and 33 stories high. At 150 metres high they are the tallest vertical gardens in the world.
Patrick Blanc’s vertical garden on the northern facade of the Trio North building in Sydney exemplifies the artist-botanist’s longstanding practice of integrating nature into the unused vertical spaces of urban architecture.
Situated near the Westfield shopping centre in Penrith (Western Sydney), Activate 2750 aimed to address unsustainable modes of consumption and raise awareness with regard to waste management through a confronting and monumental installation of local waste.
Elevated above the urban streets of New York City, the High Line is a public park built on an abandoned freight railway line on Manhattan’s West Side. Featuring a constantly changing public art program, High Line Art, the High Line has become a prime example of urban renewal.