Precinct Art



The Darling Harbour public art program sought to communicate, educate and engage the public. All artists were provided with extensive information on the site and its history, including heritage interpretation strategy. Artists were selected following consideration of their works and their response to a particular aspect of the site.

Gadigal Dreaming: The Sacred Country of the Gadigal People

The activation is an interactive digital experience open to the public at ICC Sydney. Developed by Brett Leavy and Bilbie XR Labs – an award-wining First Nations digital storytelling enterprise, the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (MLALC) and with the support of the Investment NSW.

The audio visual activation transports visitors to Gadigal Country at a time prior to European arrival through immersive, animated scenes that depict the traditional cultural practices of the Gadigal people and the wider Eora nation. The captivating scenes show like as it was on Gadigal Country.

Location: Tumbalong Boulevard at ICC Sydney on the digital screens

Camp image with QR code
Gather image with QR code
Corroboree  image with QR code
Fish image with QR code

Ryoji Ikeda

Data.scape, 2016 LED screen, computers, loudspeakers 9,600 x 400 cm

Computer programming: the Tokuyama Tomonaga and Ryoji Ikeda Studio Two videos, TheUniverse in the evening and DNA during daytime

Location: Opposite Tumbalong Park, this artwok can be found on Moriarty Walk, between the Exhibition Centre and Aware Super Theatre

Datascape 1
Datascape 2


Sandstone Pollen, 2016 Electron microscope scans of pollen, robotic stone carvings from 3D CAD models, hand finished 11 sandstone sculptures and 1 white onyx sculpture.

Pollens represented in Maria Fernanda Cardoso’s stone sculptures include mint microfossil pollen, eucalyptus microfossil pollen, grevillea microfossil pollen, dandelion microfossil pollen, acacia microfossil pollen, grey mangrove microfossil pollen, banksia microfossil pollen, swamp Heath microfossil pollen and wattle microfossil pollen.

Location: Tumbalong Boulevard outside Exhibition Centre

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Pollen 2
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