We are a multidisciplinary agency and consultancy to the property industry specialising in placemaking, place management, activation, cultural programming, public art, marketing and communications. We work with industry partners and changemakers including property groups, government agencies, cultural organisations, brands and broadcasters. Our partners and projects benefit from our connection with an incredibly dynamic network of innovative businesses and creatives.
Operating in tandem with Wiltshire + Dimas is our side project aMBUSH, a multi award-winning social enterprise, art gallery and centre for culture that not only hosts dozens of inspired exhibitions, festivals, music concerts, conferences, workshops and creative gatherings each year, but also curates and produces Wiltshire + Dimas’ art-based and cultural activations Australia-wide and in New Zealand.
aMBUSH has galleries and cultural event spaces in Waterloo Sydney and at the Kambri Cultural Precinct at the Australian National University in Canberra. In addition, aMBUSH has two outdoor public art galleries at the Darling Quarter precinct in Sydney titled OPEN and the Australian National University titled Exhibition Avenue.
We make places thrive. Our place managers and support teams transform places into economic, cultural, social and environmentally conscious hubs. Our property partners benefit not only from our experience and approach to retail management, but from the added value we bring into our delivery – our excellence in cultural programming, activation, placemaking, and our extensive network of innovative businesses, creatives, cultural organisations, brands and government agencies.
You can expect the following from us:
We make places loved. It’s simple alchemy – to make places relevant, meaningful and usable. We excel at re-imagining and transforming existing places and thrive on collaborating with place visionaries including architects, urban and interior designers, and development, experience and management teams, from the conception phase and beyond.
You can rely on us for:
We make places meaningful. Customers and visitors deserve, demand and reward a great experience and connection to community, and consume culture more than ever before. We are known for bringing art and culture to the people in the most surprising, unexpected and unusual ways and places, and with the most successful economic, cultural and social outcomes. We have transformed property into cultural hubs that are embedded into the city’s events calendar. Our innovative activation ideas have been awarded and are industry case studies and practice.
We can innovate together on:
We make places inclusive. As with our Activations capabilities, we can take things a step further by integrating company cultural policy into ongoing programs for owned places such as commercial towers, retail precincts, and shopping centres. We can embed places into the activation footprints of city festivals, major events, national and global celebrations. Comprising elements including visual arts, film, music, theatre, food, fashion, design and creative conferences, the cultural programming of each project is curated and produced so that it interacts with the specifications of our partner’s brief.
What we can do for you:
We make places cultural. Making arts and culture inclusive and accessible to all and a sustainable industry for artists has always been our key motivation: a win-win for everyone! We have worked with over 7,000 local and international artists in projects in Australia and New Zealand. We have shared stories to millions of audiences locally and globally through affiliated and promotional networks.
What we can do for you:
We make places connective. We love telling stories and reaching the hearts and minds of people in authentic, meaningful and relevant ways. Whatever your story is, we can help you tell it.
Our expert marketers and our in-house creative studio can assist you with:
We make places social. aMBUSH – an award winning initiative of W+D, is an art gallery, a social enterprise, a centre for culture. It fosters creativity and injects social, cultural and economic impact to mixed use property, precincts and cities. It has a well-known track record in producing notable projects, attracting millions of visitors, transforming places into cultural hubs and cities into major destinations.
What we can do for you:
AMP Capital + Australian National University + ANU First Nations Portfolio + Aventus Group + Bankstown City Council + Brookfield Properties + Commonwealth Bank of Australia + CBRE + Department of Social Services + Destination NSW + Dexus + Frasers Property + Hume Partners Property + Ipoh + ISPT + JLL + Knight Frank + Lendlease + Ministry of Culture Thailand + Multiplex + Parramatta City Council + Placemaking NSW + Property NSW + QIC + SBS + Scentre Group + Sekisui House + Sydney Harbour Federation Trust + Sydney Mardi Gras + Taronga Zoo + The GPT Group + Transport for NSW