Hoarding art puts the heart into Quay construction

  • 6 May 2018
Local street artists will compete against one another with finalists’ work to be exhibited on a highly visible section of Circular Quay Tower’s hoarding on Underwood Street, the home of Lendlease’s new urban regeneration project.

Lendlease has selected a high-profile judging panel to identify the winning artist, whose work will then be displayed across 60 metres of hoarding. The panel will comprise: 
  • The Honorable Pru Goward, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
  • Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore 
  • Emily McDaniel, curator, writer and educator from the Kalari Clan of the Wiradjuri nation in central New South Wales.
The mural theme the artists will illustrate aligns with Lendlease’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy which is focused on embedding flexible work, gender equity, and building inclusive leadership. For more information:

Quotes from Minister Goward
“The NSW Government’s vision is that all women and girls in NSW have full access to opportunity and choice, are valued for their diversity and recognised for their contribution. 

“We are also committed to reducing all violence against women and girls, including domestic and family violence and sexual assault. This wonderful initiative will see the work of talented artists continue to raise awareness of these important issues.”

Quotes from Lord Mayor Clover Moore
“Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said wrapping major construction sites with inspired, creative works really lifted the mood of the city’s streets: “With our city centre experiencing unprecedented redevelopment, efforts like this go a long way to making the street level experience more enjoyable for the 1.2 million people who live, work or visit the city every day. 

“It’s also a fantastic opportunity to showcase talented artists, while highlighting the urgent challenge of bridging the gender equality gap.”

Quotes from Emily McDaniel, curator, writer and educator from the Kalari Clan of the Wiradjuri nation in central New South Wales.
“This project creates a platform to position critical issues for families and women in the public space. Too often these discussions are held behind closed doors, we are giving artists the agency to create societal change. 

Quotes from Kimberley Jackson, Lendlease Circular Quay Tower, Project Director
“Lendlease is providing almost 60m of hoarding to contribute to this project in recognition of the importance of engaging with the community on all our urban regeneration projects.

“Lendlease has sought to partner again with Two Good Co on this competition, as the theme for the competition aligns with Lendlease’s commitment to gender equality. 


For more information please contact: 
Kate Bryant
External Affairs, Urban Regeneration
0424 186 367