Two Worlds Colliding - Allianz Stadium Seating Design Unveiled by Artist Tony Albert
August 2, 2022
Tony Albert is an award-winning artist who was born in Townsville. Albert’s family is from Cardwell, Queensland and he is a descendant of the Girramay, Yidinji and Kuku-Yalanji peoples. Albert is the first Indigenous Trustee for the Art Gallery of New South Wales and is also chair of the AGNSW Indigenous Advisory Group. In 2021, Albert was commissioned to design the seating pattern of the new Allianz Stadium. His design tells the story of ‘Two Worlds Colliding – Water and Land’. The design was chosen for the story it tells about place and country, providing a nod to the contest of two competing teams while offering broad appeal as a strong contemporary work. Each end of the stadium is separated and distinguished by two different designs – the land through geometric diamond designs taken from nature, and the bubble of concentric circles for water.