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1,500-square-metre mural at Barangaroo unveiled

As The Crow Flies by Reko Rennie.

As The Crow Flies by Reko Rennie.

Image: Brett Boardman

A large-scale, 1,500-square-metre mural by Melbourne-based artist Reko Rennie in Sydney’s Barangaroo South development has been unveiled. The mural will stay in place for at least two years.

The site sits between the International Towers Sydney by Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners, in an outdoor realm masterplanned by Aspect Oculus, a joint venture between landscape architecture firms Aspect Studios and Oculus.

The mural, entitled As The Crow Flies, consists of a repeating pattern of bright pink feathers on a cobalt field applied to hoardings and other surfaces between International Tower Three and Hickson Road.

Rennie said, “The feathers mirror a congregation of people – a meeting place of diverse individuals, philosophies and histories – coming together, reflecting the hive of activity that is unfolding in the redevelopment of Sydney’s Barangaroo precinct.”

An interdisciplinary artist, Rennie’s work is often autobiographical and explores his Kamilaroi heritage.

As The Crow Flies by Reko Rennie.

As The Crow Flies by Reko Rennie.

Image: Brett Boardman

Commissioned by Lendlease, International Towers Sydney and Dulux, the mural is part of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority’s Barangaroo Public Art and Cultural Plan – a framework that governs the commissioning of public artworks funded by a developer levy equal to one percent of the total cost of any given development.

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