We were briefed to curate a collection for their airy Sydney office, a stunning light-filled space that boasts 360 degree views of Sydney Harbour.
Inspired by this iconic setting, our collection brought together a range of artists who explore identity and place. After a vigorous artist selection process, Chubb nominated three Indigenous artists, each who explore their cultural identity and relationship with the landscape through various mediums.
Wayne Quilliam is one of Australia’s most respected modern day Aboriginal photographers. He has more than 30 years experience photographing and videoing in rural, remote and urban communities. A selection of framed fine art photography prints from Wayne’s aerial landscape series ‘Djiwarr’ feature in eight quiet study rooms at Chubb.
Nicole Chaffey is a descendant of the Gadigal people of Sydney and the Biripi nation of the mid north coast of NSW. Her paintings reference motion through the landscape and her interaction with it. They are about belonging to a region, recognising home; but being removed from origin and birth ties. Nicole was commissioned to paint four large oil paintings for the kitchen and board room at Chubb. These works explore the Indigenous significance of the land that the Chubb office sits on.
Jasmine Sarin is a self-taught visual artist and graphic designer. A Kamilaroi and Jerrinja woman from NSW, her artworks tell the story of her experiences growing up and her connection to the oldest culture on earth. Jasmine painted a mural that spans the central corridor of Chubb. The work represents the many clans that make up the Eora nation, the land on which this building is located, as well as the significance of George Street as an Indigenous walking track.