Australian artist Chris Fox has won ‘most outstanding project of the year’ for his sculpture Interloop at Wynyard Station.

Interloop is an installation that re-uses and re-imagines the 1950s heritage escalators from the York Street exit of Wynyard Station into an evocative public artwork.

Fox is the first-ever recipient of this award at the National Trust Heritage Awards, with the award category being included for the first time this year.

Other award-winning heritage projects include:

  • The adaptive reuse and conservation of the historic buildings at the 170 year-old Goonoo Goonoo Station, established by the Australian Agricultural Company in 1841 for the production of Merino Wool
  • The conservation and refurbishment of the Westpac Long Gallery, Australia’s first purpose-built museum exhibition space
  • The Sydney Opera House’s conservation and management plan Respecting the Vision; History Here, a film project that saw school students bring to life the local stories of a Wiradyuri Elder and seniors
  • The publication Shack Life, telling the story of three small beachside communities in the Royal National Park south of Sydney and how their residents fought to save their beloved shacks and keep shack heritage alive