Deanne Gilson, Ash Keating, James McGrath, Tom Blachford, Nic Hamilton, Jeremy Blincoe
In this significant project, Art Pharmacy were responsible for curating, sourcing and installing an extensive art collection for newly built offices in Melbourne. With a guiding curatorial narrative of "Place and Perspectives" the collection heavily focuses on local Victorian artists and makers who are pushing boundaries in their mediums.
The art collection at the iconic 80 Collins St building, includes works by six Australian artists, with a focus on artists local to the Melbourne area. The artworks cover a variety of mediums including paintings, sculpture, photography and digital artworks.
The art was chosen following the guiding narrative of Place and Perspectives and is focused on acknowledging Melbourne from different perspectives both in terms of who is telling the story, the view taken and the art forms and materials chosen. Focusing on creating a holistic narrative around the perspectives of Melbourne the art collection tells a story of the city. It is centered on giving staff and visitors an expression of Melbourne as a friendly city, an architecturally impressive city, a city of growth and opportunity and expresses the clients commitment as a key part of this expression.