Wynscreen, Sydney

Completed: 2017Client: Transport for New South WalesArtist: Various

As part of the new connective infrastructure to Sydney’s Barangaroo, Transport for NSW has undertaken a significant upgrade of Wynyard Station.

Pride of place in the new station is Wynscreen, for which Cultural Capital has commissioned and curated a series of diverse moving image artworks.  Through a rigorous collaborative process we have navigated relationships between artists and our client to produce an exceptional outcome which has contributed to Sydney’s growing collection of public art.

Purpose designed and dedicated as a public site for moving image art, Wynscreen’s location and unique format provide a challenge for artists to create a distinctive ‘signature work’ that will engage, focus and reshape the viewers experience of time, travel and place.

Cultural Capital’s consultant Curatorial Director for this project is Alessio Cavallaro, widely recognised as a leading figure in electronic arts in Australia  as an artistic director, creative producer and curator of innovative film, video, new media and sound arts. Hai Tran has been engaged by Cultural Capital as Technical Director for the project. His experience spans the breadth of creative & technical projects across the world. Project credits include multiple Olympics Games, World Expo and Vivid Light here in Sydney.

Curatorially, Wynscreen reflects the complexity of contemporary culture in Sydney and Australia by conveying how our histories have shaped ‘who we are’, ‘where we are’ and ‘what we may become’ in this country in the 21st century.

We have successfully shown a program eighteen artists on screen. Commissioned artists have included Robyn Backen, Pia Borg, Gary Deirmendjian, Karla Dickens, Pilar Mata Dupont, doeanddoe with Michele Morcos, Nicole Foreshew,  Ross Gibson, Sue Healey, Sarah Kenderdine, Nancy Liang and Baron Chau, Lycette Bros., Ishmael Marika, Jon McCormack, James Price, Jeffrey Shaw, Craig Walsh, and Yarrenyty Arltere Artists and Leonardo Ortega.