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City of Sydney Creative Hoardings: Sydney Opera House at Night

City of Sydney Creative Hoardings: Sydney Opera House at Night
01 January 2018

Emily Crockford was one of ten Australian artists selected from a pool of 520 entrants for the pilot run of the City of Sydney’s Creative Hoardings program. Her original work, Sydney Opera House at Night, was licensed by the local Government for free use by construction contractors and, subsequently, cropped up in several highly visible inner-city locations.

Her nocturnal rendering of the iconic sails delivered immense public value for the thousands of pedestrians and motorists that pulse through the CBD, and kickstarted her meteoric rise as a leading public and commercial muralist in Sydney.

“The piece is based on one of my previous paintings where I turned Sydney Opera House into an art canvas” says Emily. “The rectangular patterns pay homage to the Opera House tiles. The thick bold lines, offset by a starry night-time sky, highlight the strength of the structure. The painting has a dreamlike quality to it, inspired by the city moonlight, fog and fireworks”.

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