The expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney – titled the Sydney Modern Project – has now been officially launched with the gallery unveiling nine Australian and international artists that have been commissioned to create works as part of the build.
For this commission, Richard Lewer went behind the scenes to capture the stories and portraits of people involved in the design and construction of the Art Gallery’s new building. His multipanel painting and suite of drawings celebrate the labour and personalities of those who have helped build Sydney’s newest cultural and architectural landmark.
Richard Lewer's works can be viewed in the North Building, lower level 1 (painting), from 3 December 2022 and the South Building, lower level 2, in From Here, for Now (drawings), from 5 November 2022.
Art Gallery of New South Wales - Richard Lewer Commission