Commuters and drivers around the Sydney CBD will soon notice a 14-storey artwork featuring a WWII-era news reel of a man and a woman which is set to be applied to Club Wyndham Sydney.
Designed by artists from Apparition Media, the mural is expected to begin to take shape in the next few weeks and be completed by mid-November.
The artwork will adorn the exterior of the hotel, located on the corner of Wentworth and Goulburn Streets, and is designed to pay homage to the nearby Surry Hills Paramount Theatre – considered to be the birthplace of cinema in Australia.
The theatre first screened similar black and white Hollywood epics before they were released in the Australian market featuring debonair Hollywood actors such as Bob Hope and Charlton Heston, among others. Small pops of colour will enhance the image away in part from its sepia tone theme, with colour to feature in the man’s eyes and the woman’s nails.
Wyndham Vacation Clubs President and Managing Director, International Operations, Barry Robinson, said the hotel saw an opportunity to do something unique ahead of its upcoming renovation.
“The mural will surely become a landmark that will connect our members and guests with the local community, while celebrating the history of this vibrant part of the city.”