‘Vine’ by Bronwyn Oliver – Hilton Hotel
Dr Sally Gray is a creative thinker whose self-crafted career has been independent and inventive. She is currently a writer, curator, artist, concept developer and creative producer with projects realised, nationally and internationally, under the umbrella of the arts consultancy she founded in May 1994.
Sally, Gray, Sydney, Artist, Curator
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‘Vine’ by Bronwyn Oliver – Hilton Hotel

‘Vine’ by Bronwyn Oliver – Hilton Hotel

Hilton Foyer

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.




Hannah Fink (2017) Bronwyn Oliver: Strange Things, Piper Press, Sydney


Catherine Keenan (2005) “Twister – Four storeys of soaring curving aluminium that graces Sydney Hilton”, The Sydney Magazine, Issue #32, December 2005 pp 68-71.


Elizabeth Farrelly (2005) “Storeys with a Happy Ending”, Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, July 16-17 p 27


Sunanda Creagh (2005) “An Aluminium Ascent into the Light”, Sydney Morning Herald, June 20 2005 p 5


Tim Dick (2005) “Sydney Landmark Back with a Colourful Splash”, Sydney Morning Herald, 1 April 2005 p 3


Caroline Cummins (2005) “Hilton Lightens UP”, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 June 2005


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