Art transforms site

A GIANT animated quilt showcasing historical images and a cascade of silver foil spilling over a car park balustrade, are among four new art installations on show at Sydney Olympic Park until October 31.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority’s Manager, Arts and Culture, Tony Nesbitt, said a key element of the four Parko Techni 2019 works was finding art in unexpected places.
“Works by Mandy Schoene-Salter and Gary Deirmendjian respectively, have transformed the brutalist architecture of P1 car park with a 16 metre high image of Olympic diver, Melissa Wu, and shimmering cascade of silver foil,” he said.
“James Voller’s piece in the Yulang is a stunning trompe l’oeil (visual illusion) that juxtaposes a contemporary urban public space with images of Sydney’s industrial past in a unique way.
“And James Price’s digital animation on the Pullman Hotel facade, offers an offbeat narrative of the Park’s history dating from colonial times through to the present day.”
The free exhibition complements the 50 other pieces of public art at Sydney Olympic Park, which boasts the largest collection of large-scale urban art within a single precinct in Australia.