Celebrity, scandal and satire: City of Sydney’s commissions get a reaction

City of Sydney unveiled 3 major commissions this week that will transform its character as an internationally recognised art city.
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Digital impression of Ishigami’s Cloud Arch activating the intersection of George Street’s new pedestrian and light rail corridor.

In May, the City of Sydney announced its Creative City strategic policy that promised culture would be widely recognised as a major part of Sydney’s success and global city status.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina