01 December 2022

Richard Lewer at Sydney Modern

Congratulations to Richard Lewer, one of nine artists commissioned to create site-specific new work for the opening of Sydney Modern.

Richard Lewer’s ‘On Site’ is a fitting tribute and documentation of the people who brought the Sydney Modern Project to life. The large-scale work featuring portraits of the architects, construction workers, project managers, safety and traffic management teams will be on display alongside a suite of drawings from 3 December.

An article by Julie Power in the Sydney Morning Herald delves into the construction of Sydney Modern, exploring how the ambitious project was executed and the stories of the workers that contributed to its successful completion. To read the full article, please click here.

For more information about Sydney Modern, click here.

Image details:
Richard Lewer, ‘Onsite, construction of Sydney Modern which resides on the lands of the Gadigal of the Eora Nation’, 2020-2021, oil on nine aluminium panels, 153.0 x 81.0 cm each panel; 153.0 x 729.0 cm overall, commissioned with funds provided by the Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation 2021. Photography by Andrew Curtis.