Anna-Wili Highfield, Anne-Marie May, Betty Mbjana, Dana Harris, denHolm, Gerwyn Davis, Jonathan Ben-Tovim, Kirsten Perry, Lisa Waup, Louise Numina, Nicole Chaffey, Nicolette Johnson, Rowena Martinich, Ryan Foote, Troy Emery
In this landmark project, Art Pharmacy were responsible for curating, sourcing and installing an extensive art collection for the client floors of the newly built Deloitte offices in Melbourne. With a guiding curatorial narrative of "Surprise & Delight" the collection heavily focuses on local Victorian artists and makers who are pushing boundaries in their mediums.
Art Pharmacy continued our long and fruitful relationship with Deloitte when we were asked to develop an art collection from scratch for the newly constructed offices in the iconic Olderfleet building in the Melbourne CBD. The ground-breaking collection we curated features 16 Australian artists from a range of mediums including paintings, sculpture, installation, photography, ceramics and murals.
The narrative of “Surprise and Delight” was developed to capture the innovative perspectives and inherent curiosity that is central to Deloitte’s vision. We wanted to express the delight of stumbling upon the unexpected, the intrigue of seeing something from a fresh point of view, a new edge, a sense of play. This collection has a strong focus on fresh emerging talent, humour and subversion.
Art Pharmacy guided the cross-disciplinary Deloitte team through artist selection and concept approval, sourcing a mix of prominent, emerging and established artists. We developed an art strategy for the site, working across the executive, interiors, digital and client services teams to coordinate installation across two client floors in a brand new office fit-out.
Using our large network in Melbourne, we have brought together a collection of significant local Australian artists to make staff members, clients and visitors alike feel at home in this significant new development.