In 2003, Sally Gray was invited to work as art consultant with Hilton Hotels Australasia, and architects Johnson Pilton Walker, to select and commission a large-scale art work to occupy the four-storey atrium of the Sydney Hilton, then under major redevelopment.
Working with co-curator John Murphy, the project architects, and hotel management, Gray developed artist briefs for the proposed scheme, which were offered to several accomplished Australian sculptors. Bronwyn Oliver was the successful artist. Johnson Pilton Walker Hilton were awarded “Commercial Building of the Year” for the $200 million refurbishment. Bronwyn Oliver’s ‘Vine’ is still in situ.