WHAT IS THE SYDNEY ART ZONE?
A NEW CULTURAL ICON. A RADICAL NEW PLACE.
Sydney has the opportunity to create a new cultural icon as radical as the Opera House, but in harmony with today’s rapid-paced, globalised and highly diversified society – less a wonder of architecture, more a wonder of place.
‘The present is very difficult to see. It takes enormous energy, and most people don’t have enough energy to see anything, let alone the present. That’s why they talk about the future.’ Marshall McLuhan
THE IMPORTANCE OF CULTURAL LEADERSHIP
During UrbanGrowth’s Call for Ideas in 2015, the Sydney Art Zone was seen as en evolving part of a large-scale transformation of The Bays, occupying the entire 10 Ha around the White Bay Power Station. On the web site we created at the time, we showed an ‘Indicative City’ in order to put our cultural initiative in context.
WHO IS SYDNEY ARTS ZONE?
It is envisaged that Sydney Arts Zone will work in partnership with the Trust and be responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the mission, vision and goals of Sydney Arts Zone. A board of directors will be appointed to oversee key areas such as:
- Asset Management
- Curatorial and Programs
- Audit and Risk
A CEO will be appointed and will report to the Board.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE PROJECT CONTRIBUTORS:
This submission was a group collaboration prepared for Sydney Arts Zone as a non-conforming Tender response to the Urban-Growth NSW Request for Proposals for the development of the White Bay Power Station precinct. February 2016. As a cultural initiative, The Generator concept developed by Sydney Arts Zone Limited does not fit readily within the property development format required by the RFP. Nevertheless, the RFP is the only available conduit for communication concepts to government and Sydney Arts Zone Limited trusts that this document is accepted in the spirit of collaboraton necessary for meaningful, socially resilient rejuvenation of The Bays precinct at this important crossroads in Sydney’s growth.