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Oil on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.

Signed on the back.

This artwork comes with an external frame

This work will be on display at the Bluethumb Gallery in Richmond, Melbourne for the 2023 Bluethumb Art Prize Finalists Exhibition from October 11th to November 27th. Delivery of this work will take place following the 2023 Bluethumb Art Prize Awards Night on October 26th.

The Sirius Building, an emblem of Sydney’s past as a Housing Commission apartment block, now transforms into a canvas of luxury—a metamorphosis from 74 units to 10 opulent apartments. Commuting on the Sydney Harbour Bridge train, my gaze is often drawn to its enigmatic windows, sparking curiosity about the stories concealed within.

This architectural marvel evokes a complex relationship—an intricate dance of love and disdain. The quality Brutalism style, designed by Tao Gofers, reflects Australia’s unique aesthetic. Originally intended to be painted white, akin to the nearby Opera House, budget constraints left it unpainted. And in this deviation from the plan, an authentic beauty emerged, adding depth to the building’s narrative.

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Stretched and ready to hang

This artwork is currently stretched and ready to hang.

It comes with an external frame.

Framed dimensions - 52.0(W) x 42.0(H).

Artwork dimensions - 50.0(W) x 39.7(H).

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