Congratulations to Richard Lewer who is one of nine artists commissioned by the Art Gallery of New South Wales to create a major new work for the art museum campus which will open in late 2022.
Overlooking Sydney Harbour, the Art Gallery’s expansion, known as the ‘Sydney Modern Project’, will be one of the most ambitious cultural landmarks in Australia and Lewer’s work will become part of the permanent collection.
In his multi-panel painting, Richard Lewer has gone behind the scenes to capture the stories and portraits of people involved in the design and construction of the Sydney Modern Project. The work will celebrate and honour the labour and personalities of those who’ve helped build Sydney’s newest cultural and architectural landmark.
Image credit: Richard Lewer in his studio, photography by Andrew Curtis.