ICC Sydney launches a commemorative book to celebrate one of the world’s most significant venue art collections
ICC Sydney Art Collection: A Curated Collection of Art to Celebrate Sydney highlights the venue’s prestigious collection of works from artists including Brett Whiteley, John Olsen, Sandra Leveson, Lloyd Rees and Tim Storrier, alongside key works from Aboriginal artists such as Gloria Tamerre Petyarre and Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra.
A raft of artworks pay homage to Sydney and showcase changing interpretations of Australia’s culture and history. Recent public commissions include Habitat from Janet Laurence, Entelekheia from Danie Mellor, and data.scape by international electronic composer and visual artist, Ryoji Ikeda.
“While the collection is varied and includes both prized works commissioned for the first convention and exhibition centre in Darling Harbour and key contemporary additions, the thread which pulls all of them together comes from the cultural life of Sydney, where artists have responded in some way to the city, its harbour and its foreshores,” said Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney.
“ICC Sydney is a true hub for collaboration, inspiration and innovation in the heart of the city. We believe it’s fitting that these celebrated artists have works in a venue that attracts some of the world’s most influential leaders of professions, business, academia and governments.”