As governments focus on economic infrastructure, a smaller pool of funds is available for cultural and arts institutions. Innovative and compelling solutions are required to acquire capital and then leverage the maximum value from any investment.
We inspire our clients in the arts sector to achieve lofty goals by applying new models for procurement and asset acquisition for some of the most iconic projects in Australia.
The services ontoit provides extend across the whole project life cycle and begin with supporting cultural institutions, artists, performers and asset owners to realise their objectives.
Photography by Peter Glenane, courtesy of Development Victoria
Hamer Hall is Melbourne's premier concert venue and home to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the preferred Melbourne performance venue for the Australia Chamber Orchestra.
Melbourne’s premier concert venue, Hamer Hall is home of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and a regular performance venue for the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Ontoit’s Sean Sweeney, Martin Coates and John Wiles project managed an extensive two-year refurbishment program to equip the venue with world-class facilities and improved access. Works included new and upgraded foyer spaces, better connections to the city centre, St Kilda Road and the Yarra River, improved acoustics, new auditorium seating and cutting-edge staging systems and technology. The team assisted the cli ...read more
Melbourne’s Southbank Cultural Precinct, redeveloped in 2010.
Melbourne’s Southbank Cultural Precinct now provides the city with an open, accessible, integrated and imaginative precinct, that encompasses new retail and dining facilities; new connections with the city; St Kilda Road and the Yarra River; the development of four new arts spaces and upgrades to the precinct’s existing theatres and public spaces, as part of a $128M budget
The NGV International Project involved a $150M complete refurbishment of the existing Heritage Victoria registered building on St Kilda Road.
The redevelopment incorporated the re-introduction of the building’s iconic waterwall (complete with an environmentally-friendly ground tank system); stain glass ceiling; a new glass roof over the central courtyard, overlooked by a mezzanine restaurant; six additional galleries inside the Coles and Murdoch courtyards; upgraded catering and retail facilities; and improved lighting and environmental controls.