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330 Collins Public Artworks Unveiled

ADA are excited to announce the unveiling of Tricky Walsh’s large -scale mural and Jason Sims’ new light work in the recently refurbished 330 Collins Street building.

Commissioned by AMP Capital Investors, the artists responded to the ‘duality’ of the site location – the classic modernism and vibrancy of the Melbourne laneway culture, to complement and extend SJB architect’s vision of the development.

Conducting Spheres by Trick Walsh is a response to the divided architectural space of Equitable Place.

Conducting Spheres creates a colourful geometric dynamism which reflects human interactions; the distracted, the impatient, the humorous. The waiting too long for a coffee. The run from a delayed train to an early meeting. Using the dance of particles as they move and collide as an analogy for the weaving traffic of the city, the patterning with its collision of tones and hues reflect the process of energy generation which transmits from inhabitant to inhabitant throughout the city. 

Tricky Walsh is an interdisciplinary Australian artist whose practice is concerned with the integration of mysticism with scientific reasoning. Their work is architectural in nature and utilises the construction of concepts and devices which allow for the development of both physical and philosophical systems of discovery and invention.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, November 15: Tricky Walsh mural at 330 Collins St on November 15, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Fiona Hamilton/Fiona Hamilton)

Jason Sims’ ‘Landscape of Light’ is a contemporary take on the classic tradition of the landscape. Referencing the horizon – a simple but evocative symbol that governs perspective – the work plays with perception and invites contemplation. Blurring the lines between reality and illusion, Sims is most interested in creating work that serves as a vehicle to re-imagine the space encountered – to deconstruct perceived physical limitations – and facilitate a kind of meditative response allowing viewers to interpret the illusion of space created as reality.

Jason Sims is a contemporary Australian artist known for his sculptural works that explore the potential of light and reflection to create simple illusions of space and form. He enjoys working with illusion for its ability to evoke the sublime and its power to interrogate our understanding of the world around us.