Spanning five floors, the new DELL Sydney offices in Chatswood, embraced curatorial concepts of culture, community, inclusion and sustainability which aligned with Dell’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. Our curatorial team commissioned extraordinary Sydney artists to create large-scale artworks throughout each level, guided by the interior design themes of Native Plants, Desert, Ocean and National Parks.
Level 1. Sarrita King’s paintings express universal concepts and philosophies taught to her by her artist father, William King Jungala (1966-2007), a respected elder of the renowned Gurindji people from the Northern Territory.
Level 2. Dennis Golding’s artwork Pathways, shares the artist’s personal connection to Country, referencing pathways on the land and water, with traditional Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay mark-making that communicates sites of cultural and spiritual significance.
Level 3. Emily Crockford’s artwork Bush jelly bean doties with banksias and pretty pink pastel flowers, depicts vibrant Sydney bushland flowers that the artist researched, using bright colours and bold patterning.
Level 4. Master-maker George Buchanan repurposed over 200 laptops and local e-waste in her large-scale wall-based assemblage map of the world, Waste not: Mapping our future.
Level 5. Jason Wing’s piece Guardians is presented throughout the floor, inspired by the national parks surrounding the DELL offices, and ancestors belonging to the Lane Cove National Park, Ku-ring-gai Chase of the Guringai people. This work speaks to the importance of us all being guardians of the natural world.
PROJECT: DELL Sydney, Chatswood
DESIGNER: Davenport Campbell
FIT-OUT: Renascent Australia
ARTISTS: Sarrita King, Dennis Golding, Emily Crockford (Studio A), Jason Wing, George Buchanan
PHOTOS: Pablo Veiga