Tony Albert – ‘Two Worlds Colliding’ Commissioned by Allianz Sydney Football Stadium

Posted on August 12, 2022


Statement from Tony:
‘It was a great honour to create this monumental public artwork for the new Sydney Football Stadium. Based on a typographical map of this significant site, ‘Two World’s Colliding’ is the embodiment of water and land, two teams, meeting and gathering in the spirit of fierce yet friendly competition,’ shares Albert, ‘The intersection between art, sport, and culture creates a rare opportunity for all people to come together in a meaningful way. I believe public artwork that prioritises, celebrates, and educates by engaging with audiences including children and their families is fundamental to community growth.’

‘I would like to acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as traditional custodians of the lands and waters we now share and pay my respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. I respectfully acknowledge Elders, Indigenous staff, the Metropolitan and La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Councils for the engagement and their invitation for me to respond to this site.’

The stadium opened to the public on August 28 2022.

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