Sabine Hornig public artwork

20 Jun 2017

German artist Sabine Horning will create a new public artwork for Barangaroo to be completed in 2018.

German artist Sabine Horning has been commissioned to create a permanent public artwork at Barangaroo.

The work has been commissioned by Lendlease, the developer of the southern precinct, under the Barangaroo Public Art and Cultural Plan. Shadows by Sabine Hornig will be installed across a 170-metre walkway connecting the three International Towers Sydney.

The site-specific installation, due to be finished by the end of 2018, will see Hornig’s photographic images of indigenous Sydney flora layered on to high curtains of multi-coloured glass walls in the walkways and passages between the towers, providing a visual axis for pedestrians traversing the site.

The Lendlease Art Advisory Panel, chaired by Simon Mordant AM, selected Hornig from four local and international artist submissions, following a consideration of more than 200 artists for the project.

In developing her work, Hornig spent time in and around Sydney, sourcing imagery that is specific to the areas on Sydney Harbour. The final designs in the artwork feature native plants, transparent shadows and reflections that combine to create a botanical discovery route through the three commercial buildings.

The transparent glass in the artwork will reflect what Hornig describes as “beautiful iridescent shadows” that will reflect the viewers’ own faces and bodies. Pedestrians will become participants in the art and “people will literally walk through the imagery”.

The Lendlease Art Advisory Panel works with the Barangaroo Delivery Authority’s Arts and Public Program Panel, chaired by Gabrielle Trainor AO. The Authority’s panel guides the strategic planning and delivery of public art and cultural initiatives across the precinct.

About the artist

Born in Germany in 1964, Sabine Hornig lives and works in Berlin. In 1992, she received an MFA from Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. The winner of the 1998 Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Award, Hornig was a participating artist in the P.S. 1 International Studio Program in New York from 1999-2000 and at the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles in 2009.

Her photographs and sculptures are represented in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Baltimore Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich and Malmö Konstmuseet in Sweden.

For further information on artist Sabine Hornig see here