Sydney or Melbourne CBD office workers just need to look out the window to confirm what the recent RLB crane index indicates; that while overall construction is declining, crane use for commercial projects is only looking up.
As graceful as they may be, cranes in the sky equate to scaffolding and black hoardings on the ground. This might excite property developers, investors and pre-school building enthusiasts, but for office workers and tourists the experience may not be as positive.
AMP Capital is proud of our connection to, and investment in, the Circular Quay Sydney precinct. We’re excited to see this vibrant new neighbourhood, develop into a rich experience for Sydneysiders and tourists alike.
In the meantime, an iconic area of an iconic city deserves special treatment. So when work commenced on the Loftus Lane development earlier this year, it was important to us that we consider the experience for passers by while we develop.
As part of the City of Sydney’s creative hoardings program, and as committed supporters of public art, AMP Capital is proud to have engaged three contemporary Australian illustrators to design or curate work for the Loftus Lane and Quay Quarter Tower hoardings.
Craig & Karl, Webuyyourkids and Karan Singh were each given the opportunity to interpret transformation in all its guises: from retail to dining, the workplace and Circular Quay.
Karan Singh is an Australian artist, illustrator and animator. While he studied interaction design, the self-taught artist has focused on visual arts and illustration for the past nine years, drawing inspiration from graphic design sensibilities and op-art minimalism. Singh’s bold and vibrant work is a playful interpretation of minimalism particularly focusing on depth and dimension through pattern and repetition.
Craig & Karl
Craig Redman and Karl Maier are the Australian artists behind Craig & Karl. Redman and Maier live in different parts of the world (New York and London) but collaborate daily to create bold work filled with simple messages executed in a thoughtful, often humorous way.
They've had work exhibited around the world, most notably at the Musée de la Publicité (Paris), Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), Museum for Contemporary Art (Mexico) and the Museum of the Moving Image (New York).
Orange, NSW based Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney are the talented duo behind Webuyyourkids. Sonny and Biddy were working and exhibiting individually before combining their talents in 2006, creating screen-printed gig posters on their living room floor.
Their work is a conversation between two individuals played out in colour, shape, texture and drawing from their shared influences - comic books, skateboarding, music and film. Today they work for clients big and small around the world.
Each piece created by these internationally renowned illustrators demonstrates a distinctly unique approach to this transformation. Their work brings to the streets of Sydney a dynamic use of colour and movement, enlivening our cityscape for all to share.