Harrington Street Mall

The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust engaged an artist to paint contribute artwork on the abutments of the overpass depicting the early era activities of the Rocks area.

The artworks were initially unlit and the Trust engaged Lighting, Art and Science to light the artworks so that the people were aware of the artworks at night. The lighting had to reveal the presence of the artworks without overpowering the space.

Warm metal halide floodlights were mounted on the underside of the overpass to accent the monochromatic nature of the artworks in comparison with the concrete colour around.

The lighting also attempted to reduce the impact of the low pressure sodium post-top lights in the space.


  • Client – Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
Date: September 4, 2011
Category: Artwork | Exterior