Ace Hotel Sydney opens with integral Artist Commissions including one by Art Collective WA member Joanna Lamb
Hotel art often gets a bad rap—and with good reason. But as Ace Hotel Sydney opens its doors, it’s clear the design team at Flack Studio has created a cutting-edge, art-filled oasis like no other. Words by Jake Miller. Photographed by Anson Smart. Hair and makeup by Lorella Giannini.
[Vogue Living Australia, July/August 2022 edition.]
The Ace team worked with Flack Studio, who were contracted to select artists and to commission new artworks for the new Ace Hotel in Sydney's Surry Hills. A project over four years saw the selection of artists and work as integral to the interior design and spaces - rather than as an afterthought.
Joanna Lamb, the only Western Australian based artist included, is quoted in an article about the hotel in Vogue Living Australia:
It felt like the perfect fit, painting a pool reflection designed specifically for the space at ACE. The idea of the reflection is about momentariness - enjoy it, take delight in it, while it lasts.
Joanna Lamb, Ace Hotel Sydney, in front of 'Pool'. Photo Anson Smart. Courtesy Vogue Living Australia and Sullivan + Strumpf.