2010 Energy Australia Heritage Award, National Trust of Australia (NSW)
The fine decorative interior of the Anglican church of Christ Church Bong Bong in the NSW Southern Highlands was commissioned by the widow of the local landowner Charles Throsby in 1884.
It had gradually deteriorated and discoloured and ICS were commissioned to conserve the entire painted scheme, including the stencil work on the ceiling and walls, in the process discovering and recreating other details that had been painted over such as gold circles and fleurs-de-lis.
The Futurist Room is one of several themed ‘character lounges’ in Sydney’s iconic State Theatre. It was designed by Henry E. White in the 1920s and presents an intriguing, Jazz Age vision of the future. Murals across each wall depict angular panels painted in soft pastel colours and bordered with gold leaf, reminiscent of the cubist and modernist art of...
The classic Australian film ‘Forty Thousand Horsemen’ was one of the most popular films of its day. Released in 1940, it aided military recruitment and lifted national pride during World War II. Evidence of the film’s success can still be...