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QT’s Digital Art Designed to Move You

Posted on: 05 June 2013

QT Sydney, Sydney’s newest design hotel, unveils eleven works of arts, several of which have been commissioned, by renowned Australian and New Zealand based artists.

Celebrated Art Curator, Amanda Love joins a talented pool of passionate QT collaborators in crafting a cutting-edge hotel experience. Love has selected works by three diverse artists which showcase the latest in digital development.

A use of varied mediums in and around QT’s public spaces, guest rooms and the hotel’s bar, Gilt Lounge, offer hotel guests a visual feast of light and movement.

New Zealand based artist, Daniel Crooks will display his single-channel High Definition digital video in the hotel’s reception and lounge area. Static No. 18 (phase shift) was completed after 10 years in development. The artist explores time as a spatial dimension – a tangible and malleable material.

The visual outcome of Daniel Crooks work is distinctive, with photographs that progress through time and videos of frozen moments that move. Though digital platforms, these images are at once aesthetically and intellectually intriguing.

Moving into QT Sydney’s bar, Gilt Lounge, the late night party crowd will be entranced by Daniel Boyd’s A Darker Shade of Dark #s1-4 (2012). Boyd’s floor-to-ceiling High Definition video features a multi-channel installation, showcasing histories of Pointillism and Impressionism through a new medium.

While Boyd’s use of dots recalls the tradition of the indigenous painting of Papunya Tula, his digital spin allows for each miniscule dot to produce light that moves across images to create a shimmering effect between figurative images. The subject is dark matter and the soundtrack, commissioned for the work, is somewhat psychedelic and adds to the mystery and intrigue of QT Sydney.

The larger than life digital video of Grant Steven’s The Drift (2010) explores the fine lines between public and private, and isolation and socialisation of our online lives. Floating orbs swirl in hues of green, pink, blue and yellow – working in with the overall interior design and style of QT Sydney. Steven’s work will be showcased in some of the 12 varying styled guest rooms.


About QT Sydney

The culmination of some hefty restoration work, the historic Gowings and State Theatre buildings in Sydney’s CBD have been artfully revamped to see the introduction of Sydney’s newest hip designer hotel, QT Sydney.

An eagerly awaited development, with the gothic façades and features of the buildings carefully returned to their former glory, whilst inside the hotel possess cutting edge art and design featuring LED digital art, bespoke furniture and a strong use of bold colours makes clever interior design central to the hotel experience. And you can’t beat the location – it couldn’t be more in the heart of the city of it tried. The bowler hat lights are a favourite cheeky touch, but there’s a huge focus on art and design here. QT isn’t just about a place to lay your head.


QT Sydney

George & Market Streets, Sydney NSW 2000



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