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The Cutaway at Barangaroo reserve is Sydney’s newest and most unique public event space. Located just a stone’s throw away from the CBD, Opera House and Harbour Bridge, this innovative and culturally significant venue marks a crucial step forwards in the redevelopment of the city’s world-renowned north-western headland.


This unique NSW government owned venue was chosen for the public display of an indigenous digital art commission named Wellama (credit to artists: Zakpage). Hart Automation was engaged to consult, design and deliver this unique project in coordination with Urban Arts Projects. The site required a large outdoor LED display with an immersive surround-sound experience and automated control system.

The accurate portrayal of the piece was deemed absolutely crucial by all involved, which extended the scope of the project to the finest detail. This was no small feat, from installing an 8 x 4 metre LED display onto an exposed sandstone rock face to commissioning a 5.1 surround sound system in an outdoor area with a 6-metre ceiling and heavy ambient noise fluctuations from surrounding construction work. The ‘floating’ display was to be aesthetically seamless and the audio system truly immersive in any ambient noise conditions.

The Hart Automation team excelled through this project with every unique challenge given the attention to detail it deserved. Industry-leading installation standards ensured the display was erected in a truly seamless manner that would enhance and not detract from the artwork. An intelligent and adaptive audio processing system was developed and tailored to suit the space, allowing the piece to be experienced as the artists intended, whether in the dead of night or at the peak of adjacent construction work.


Wellama is on public display every day between 8am and 8pm at the Cutaway. Don’t miss an opportunity to see this noteworthy artwork and unique installation.