From 5 May to 19 June, the Gallery of Australian Design (GAD) will highlight connections between Brazil and Australia. From ancient Gondwana to the future, the exhibition covers environmental sustainability, conservation research, science and technology, urban design and sustainable development.
Brazil and Australia have strong connections in geology, flora, fauna and design. The exhibition also looks at the context of current scientific research and industry-based joint ventures while promoting the discussion of environmental issues with a historical viewpoint.
Supported by the Embassy of Brazil and the Australian Government through the Council on Australia Latin America Relations which is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Curated by Services for Art. Sponsored by Wine sans Frontieres and Liquor Legends Canberra.
Institute of Applied Ecology, University of Canberra
Glenn Murcutt is Australia’s most internationally recognised architect. In 1992 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Australian Institute of Architects; in 1996 he was awarded the Order of Australia (AO); in 2002 he received the Pritzker Prize, considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for architecture; and in 2009 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects.
This exhibition profiles a selection of his built work and, through his drawings, his working methods. Photographs by Anthony Browell fluently capture the essence of Murcutt’s design: harmony between building and nature. The exhibition is supported by the Australian Government through the Visions of Australia program.
During the past three decades, the work of Luis Barragán has become emblematic of twentieth century architecture in Mexico. The significance of his work continues to be recognised at an international level and his distinctive style has influenced countless architects. Barragán in Context explores the development of his works throughout his life while looking at the important relationships he had with artists and architects of his time.
Recognised as architect, landscape architect and urban planner, the works of Barragán are defined by an excellent command of space and light through his bold use of planes of colour and water that define exterior and interior spaces.
In 1996 the Barragán Foundation was established in Switzerland after his professional archive was put up for sale and purchased by individuals. The primary intention of this exhibition has been to re-establish Barragán’s archive and bring it to international audiences.
During February, the GAD hosts Australia's major architecture awards from 2009. The AIA's National Architecture Awards are the country's most prestigious annual architecture awards. A total 32 awards and commendations across 12 categories were awarded to projects in Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, the ACT, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.
Graduating Students and Alumni Exhibition
This exhibition displays the best of the best designs from design faculties of the University of Canberra. The faculties include; Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture. This exhibition also features the alumni which presents recgonised work of graduates from the University of Canberra.
2009 ACT Architecture Awards – The New Push – UC Industrial Design
An exhibition to celebrate the best of this year’s architecture in the ACT and also to acknowledge the contributions of those who have come before.
This exhibition examines spatial and material qualities that define the Australian landscape through the lens of landscape architecture. The presence or absence of water in its various forms determines much about the cultural and physical differences in Australia. Iconic aspects of the landscape will be explored through the richness of extremities, which are marked, but gradual in relation to the scale of the country. The discrepancy between ideas about and the reality of Australia are played out through the selected landscape design projects. Key partners include RMIT, the design research institute and QUT.
The exhibition presents recent collaborative work between Stuttgart based architects Behnisch Architekten and climate engineers, Transsolar Climate Engineering. Ten innovative, aesthetically refined, energy-efficient and sustainable building projects from around the world are presented around six key themes: temperature, air, sound, light, material and human scale. Ideas and projects are presented on large light tables and banners, through models, drawings and an audio-visual presentation. Ecology Design Synergy was curated by Frank Ockert, in cooperation with the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (IFA) and Galerie Aedes, Berlin and sponsored by the Goethe Institute.
Stadt and Haus comprises selected plans and photographs covering Berlin’s post 1945 planning and architectural developments. Far Away so Close is a separate photographic exhibition that explores the way Australian and German expatriates respond to and thrive in their respective countries. Both exhibitions were sponsored by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Goethe-Institut.