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Wynscreen

Wynscreen logoWelcome to Wynscreen – Sydney’s newest public art installation.

A Transport for NSW first, the screen will enhance the walk to and from Wynyard Station for Sydneysiders, commuters, tourists and art lovers alike.

Video narrated by the curator of Wynscreen, Alessio Cavallaro.

Wynscreen is destined to become a dynamic local meeting point in our world class city, as it showcases a diverse range of specially commissioned works by a variety of Australian:

  • Artists
  • Animators
  • Designers
  • Choreographers

Immersive and inspiring, Wynscreen combines art, culture and technology to create a series of visual experiences. It brings the world of innovative art to everyone, every day.  

Inside the Clarence Street Portal showing Wynscreen
Inside the Clarence Street Portal showing Wynscreen

In coming months, Wynscreen will showcase artworks by an exciting array of artists including Robyn Backen with Ian Hobbs and many more.

For information on artists previous showcased see the Wynscreen archive.

About Wynscreen

Transport for NSW has created a unique opportunity for media art to light up a public meeting place in the most compelling way. Some of Australia’s most captivating moving image art will be showcased on this distinctively-shaped screen located on the mezzanine level of Wynyard Station’s Clarence Street entrance.

Wynscreen facts

  • Over 20 metres wide
  • Almost three metres high
  • On show for over 30,000 passersby every day

Purpose-designed and dedicated as a public art site, Wynscreen video art will explore themes of time, travel and place through our Indigenous history, multicultural personality, and creative imaginations. It engages with the ways our past has shaped who we are, where we are and what we may become. 

You can keep up to date by following us on social media via #wynscreen

More information about the Wynyard Walk project

FAQs

  • Why is the screen called Wynscreen?
    The name was invented by the project team as a play on the word ‘windscreen’, combining the location (Wynyard) with the wide curved screen format. 

    What is the width and height of Wynscreen?
    Wynscreen is a curved LED screen, 23 metres wide and 3 metres high.

    What are the operational hours for Wynscreen?
    Between 6am and midnight, Monday to Sunday.

    How was the art selected?
    An advisory group, including representatives from Transport for NSW, art experts, and relevant stakeholders worked with Wynscreen’s creative producers, Cultural Capital, to commission works by a wide range of established and emerging Australian-based artists, including Indigenous artists. Concept proposals were selected on the basis of artistic innovation and potential for high audience engagement. 

    I am an artist – how do I apply to have my original concept considered for Wynscreen?
    Numerous works have been commissioned for Wynscreen’s inaugural exhibition program. If another series of works is commissioned in the future, we expect an Expression of Interest process will occur. If you wish to receive such notification, please register your email address via info@culturalcapital.city

    Who curated the artwork and how were they chosen?
    Transport for NSW engaged Cultural Capital to curate the program of artworks via an initial Expression of Interest process. The concepts for the proposed artworks were selected on the basis of artistic merit and innovation, potential for audience engagement, and alignment to the curatorial themes of Time, Travel and Place. The decision to proceed with the development and presentation of the various works was made by Transport for NSW, in consultation with its advisory group and Cultural Capital. 

    How many artworks are there?
    A total of 20 artworks have been commissioned. Completed works will be exhibited over the coming months. 

    Why moving image art over other art forms?
    Wynscreen resides within the Clarence Street entrance of Wynyard Station. The architect’s design concept for the walkway through to the station was based on the idea of ‘flow’. Moving image art via an LED screen enables dynamic range of colour and movement to further enhance and enliven the concept of flow.

    Will Wynscreen be used for advertising?
    Wynscreen was purpose-built as a dedicated public art screen for moving image artwork. Transport for NSW intends to maintain it for the presentation of inspiring works by video and filmmakers, artists, designers, choreographers, and other creative practitioners.

    Who maintains Wynscreen?
    Sydney Trains.

    Where can I get more information on Wynscreen, the artists and their artworks?
    Artworks will change on Wynscreen at regular intervals. For more information please visit www.wynscreen.com.au 

Last updated: 3 March 2017