An Exclusive Release of The Sandstones Sydney Art Collection
Capella Sydney has unveiled its inaugural collection of 26 exclusive art pieces, now available for purchase online on The Artling. This collection is the result of a collaboration with the Singapore-based consultancy, The Artling.
The Sandstones Sydney Art Collection, a pivotal addition to Capella Sydney's artistic repertoire, introduces an ever-evolving ensemble of artworks. These pieces exemplify the hotel's commitment to celebrating creativity.
The debut release of the Sandstones Sydney Art Collection spotlights the talents of eight Australian artists, each distinguished in their respective mediums. Among these gifted creators are Justine Roche, Nadia Culph, George Hall, Elise Cakebread, Georgia Bisley, Julee Latimer, Natsumi de Dianous, and Nick Psomiadis.
Visitors to Capella Sydney can now immerse themselves in these exceptional works, which adorn both public and private spaces within the hotel. From guestrooms and suites to the lobby and ground-floor restaurant, the artistic ambiance captivates at every turn. Remarkably, Capella Sydney boasts one of the most extensive art collections of any luxury Australian hotel, comprising more than 1400 pieces, all expertly curated by The Artling.
Capella Sydney, Rooms, Premier King. Hairpiece by Natsumi de Dianous, 2022. Image courtesy of Capella Sydney. Photo by Timothy Kaye.
Among the highlights of the Sandstones Sydney Art Collection is the captivating mixed media creation, "Trousseau," by Elise Cakebread. Her textural fabric wall-hangings, "Flotsam and Jetsam," gracefully adorn the southern walls of Capella Sydney's Farrer Place foyer. Georgia Bisley's unique masterpiece, "Golden Features," mirrors the artist's energetic orange-hued installation, "Aerial," which graces the entryway of Brasserie 1930.
Capella Sydney, Arrival Lobby. Flotsam & Jetsam by Elise Cakebread, 2023. Image courtesy of the artist. Images courtesy of Capella Sydney.
This collection pays homage to the breathtaking Australian panorama, a recurring motif at Capella Sydney. It does so through various lenses, including the ethereal bushland captures by Justine Roche, the striking botanical studies by Nadia Culph, and the sun-kissed landscapes by Nick Psomiadis.
Capella Sydney's unveiling of the Sandstones Sydney Art Collection, marks a significant milestone in the hotel's commitment to artistic excellence. With these magnificent works, the hotel continues to elevate the guest experience, inviting patrons to immerse themselves in a world where art and luxury seamlessly intertwine.
ABOUT THE ARTLING x CAPELLA SYDNEY
Within Capella Sydney sits a wide collection of artworks and design items created by Australian artists and designers, meticulously sourced by The Artling – the hotel’s official art consultant. Completed in 2022, the collection includes specially commissioned pieces, namely the Gaagal mural by Otis Hope Carey in the McRae Bar and the three-dimensional work After Haeckel by Sally Blake, accompanied in the ground-floor Living Room by Greg Hodge’s Untitled Number 6. The art collection at Capella Sydney is one of the largest in a luxury hotel in Australia. For more information, visit theartling.com.
ABOUT CAPELLA SYDNEY
For generations, the Department of Education building in Sydney’s Sandstone Precinct stood quietly, its golden facade forming an unassuming backdrop to the rhythm of the city. Reawakening as Capella Sydney in March 2023, the heritage-listed icon now welcomes guests inside its walls for the very first time, setting a global benchmark for luxury accommodation, cuisine and cultural immersion.
Embedding visitors in the beating heart of the city’s commercial, cultural and hospitality precinct, Capella Sydney also marks the first property under the Capella Hotels and Resorts constellation to open in Australia. Balancing storied architectural features with a contemporary design aesthetic, Capella Sydney celebrates the Australian panorama through its interiors, location and experiences.
192 spacious guestrooms and suites and an unsurpassed wellness offering are anchored by three ground-level food and beverage outlets and a collection of bespoke function spaces. Original characteristics are celebrated throughout the hotel, with reimagined interiors unfurling to reveal commissioned and collected artworks, sophisticated furnishings and intriguing objet d’art – all within footsteps of the glistening harbour foreshore, the famed Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Embark on a journey through the artful wonders of Capella Sydney, where every stroke, texture, and form tells a story. Browse the full collection here
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