Contemporary Art

Contemporary art can be highly diverse, as artists often push the boundaries of creativity with unconventional materials and innovative techniques. At O’Sullivan Conservation, we understand the intricate and diverse nature of contemporary artworks, and we prioritise preserving their originality and the artist’s intent. We approach each artwork with the utmost care and attention to detail, and our goal is to ensure the artist’s vision and intent are upheld.

Our team is well-versed in the unique challenges posed by various contemporary art materials, including plastics, metals, mixed media, assemblages, found objects, time-based media, and digital art. With a deep appreciation for innovation and craftsmanship, we embrace the complexity of conserving contemporary artworks, using innovative and advanced treatment methods.


Material World City of Sydney Railway Square after conservation

Material World Light Boxes

As part of the 1999 upgrade to Railway Square, the Council for The City of Sydney commissioned internationally recognised artist and Sydney resident Merilyn Fairskye,,  to design a public art installation for the space.

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O’Sullivan Conservation acknowledges that we operate and function on the lands of the Darkinjung people.

We respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.

We are proud partners of Reconciliation NSW and support reconciliation in our community.