Monday, 30 June 2014

Botanic Gardens, Wuganmagulya

"Wuganmagulya" is an artwork in the walkway along the shore of Farm Cove in the Royal Botanic Gardens. It was created by indigenous artist Brenda L. Croft in 2000 and comprises terrazzo and stained concrete insets into the pathway depicting figures such as these frogs from Sydney rock carvings, some of which are now lost.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Darlington, Keith Murray footbridge

The Keith Murray footbridge, over City Road, connects the Darlington and Camperdown campuses of the University of Sydney. This view is towards the Wentworth Building in the inner city suburb of Darlington. The original footbridge was built in 1966 but was replaced by this new bridge in 2008.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Darling Island, street lamp

This street lamp is located at Darling Island, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. Darling Island was levelled and joined to the mainland with hewn rock in the late 1840s when it became home to shipbuilding yards. The building on the right is a former wharf warehouse which was redeveloped in the 2000s into an apartment building with spectacular views of Sydney Harbour. Barangaroo and the Sydney skyline including Sydney Tower.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Pyrmont, The Star, sign

The Star casino features this sign outside the Pirrama Road entrance, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. The large letters have been wrapped in Australia's sporting colours, green and gold, to celebrate Australia's participation in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The venue hosts live screenings of the soccer matches for the duration of the World Cup.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Glebe, school

The Kerrie Murphy Building is located on the corner of Bay Street and Macarthur Street, in the inner city suburb of Glebe. This contemporary building, named after a former principal, was built in 2011 houses a primary school library, a ground floor covered outdoor learning area, languages faculty offices and a multipurpose space for the International Grammar School.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Glebe, mural

This "Enjoy Glebe" mural is located on the side of a house on the corner of Wentworth Street and Mitchell Street, in the inner city suburb of Glebe. It features the styling of a couple of corporate logos and includes the postcode "2037", a peace symbol, the aboriginal flag, the acronym for Glebe Youth Service and a small sign that declares: "This is a legal graffiti wall". 
Click here to view all participants of Monday Mural

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Darling Harbour, footbridge

This contemporary footbridge takes pedestrians over Harbour Street, from Liverpool Street to Tumbalong Park and the Darling Quarter at Darling Harbour. The unusual shapes and turns create some interesting shadows.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Friday, 20 June 2014

Anzac War Memorial

This is a detailed shot of the north eastern corner of the Anzac War Memorial, which stands in Hyde Park South. The building was designed by Bruce Dellit in the Art Deco architectural style and completed in 1934. The sculptures that adorn the building were created by Rayner Hoff, who also created the "Sacrifice" sculpture inside. It was built as a memorial to the Australian Imperial Force of World War I and is the focus of commemoration ceremonies on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Darling Harbour, King Street Wharf, catamaran

Aussie Legend is a 25 metre sailing catamaran that operates cruises from Darling Harbour. The buildings at Darling Harbour feature a new 'inflatable' brand identity with promotional signs in the style of inflated balloons. This amusement centre, on the eastern side of Cockle Bay, features this giant "WOW" sign above one of the main entrances to the Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussads Sydney and Sydney Sea Life Aquarium. Other promo signs in the area are "SHOP", "EAT" and "AHOY".

Monday, 16 June 2014

Newtown, mural

This is part of a mural on the side of a shop at the corner of King Street and Darley Lane, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. The mural has been updated recently but still features Ganesha, a widely worshipped Hindu deity with four arms and an elephant head. The previous version of the mural can be seen here.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Dawes Point, Pier One

Pier One is located along Hickson Road at Dawes Point, overlooking Walsh Bay. It was once part of Sydney's port facilities and this bridge linked the warehouse building to the ships that moored here. It is now used as a hotel room balcony for the Pier One Sydney Harbour Hotel in the redeveloped warehouse building.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Lavender Bay, Vivid Sydney, Light the Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge was illuminated for the Vivid Sydney Festival, from 23 May to 9 June 2014. "Light The Bridge" uses over 100,000 energy-efficient LED lights and designed especially for Vivid Sydney by Iain Reed, 32 Hundred Lighting and Intel. From an interactive touch screen located on the boardwalk near Luna Park, visitors chose colours and sequences to be displayed. This view is from Lavender Street, in the north shore suburb of Lavender Bay.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Sydney Opera House, Vivid Sydney

The Sydney Opera House was illuminated for the Vivid Sydney Festival, a festival of light, music and ideas which ran from 23 May to 9 June 2014. The animated artworks for this year's Lighting of the Sails projection were created by 59 Productions.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Circular Quay, Vivid Sydney, geodesic dome


The "Geodesic Light Dome" was been installed along the Circular Quay foreshore as part of the Vivid Sydney Festival, the annual festival of light, music and ideas which is running from 23 May to 9 June 2014. This view of the geodesic dome has the Sydney Harbour Bridge as a backdrop. The illuminated Vivid Sydney signposts provided information about light installations and events all around the city. The view in the opposite direction can be seen here.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Walsh Bay, Vivid Sydney, Lunar Net

"Lunar Net" is a light projection installation created by Ruth McDermott and Ben Baxter at Walsh Bay. It was part of the Vivid Sydney Festival, a festival of light, music and ideas which ran from 23 May to 9 June 2014. Lengths of reflective net were suspended under the wharves near Hickson Road at Dawes Point, shimmering with colour-changing LED modules, and moving gently with the tides. The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Pier One also featured light installations.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Monday, 9 June 2014

Museum of Contemporary Art, The Journey to Australia

This mural adorns the wall of the Circular Quay entrance of the Museum of Contemporary Art. "The Journey to Australia" was created by Guan Wei in 2013 and is inspired by debates about immigration and refugees in Australia, in particular the heated commentary that often surrounds the arrival of people by boat. It replaced the 2012 painting "Tango" by Helen Eager.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Circular Quay, Vivid Sydney, geodesic dome

The Vivid Sydney Festival is an annual festival of light, music and ideas which is running from 23 May to 9 June 2014. The "Geodesic Light Dome" has been installed along the Circular Quay foreshore with the city skyline as a backdrop. A geodesic dome is a spherical lattice shell, made up of triangular faces which contain smaller triangles. The artwork was created by Mark Dyson and Oliver Tanner and is illuminated at night with strips of lighting, built into the structure which form waves of colour and light that shift over and around the dome.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

1 Bligh, sculpture

"Day In, Day Out" is a public artwork located at at the top of broad curving steps at the entrance of the 1 Bligh skyscraper. The sculpture, created by artist James Angus, is a complex network of three-dimensional ellipsoidal surfaces drawn from shapes expressed in the design of the building, enhanced by a brightly painted colour scheme.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Museum of Contemporary Art, Warrang 2012

"Warrang 2012" is an artwork created by Brook Andrew located outside the Museum of Contemporary Art at The Rocks. An animated LED arrow, over two metres in length, sits in an alcove beside the museum's new wing entrance. It pulsates with a dynamic pattern of radiating rectangular shapes derived from the artist's mother's Wiradjuri ancestors. The arrow directs visitors to seven lines of poetry written by the artist and engraved into the concrete forecourt as a reminder of the heritage significance of the colonial naval docks located under the new wing.
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