We'd like to apologise as our lovely glass windows have been covered with scaffolding making it look very 'under construction' lakeside. The good news is this is only short term and is facilitating urgently needed repairs to our roof. So while we're not looking as glam as usual on the surface, inside we're gorgeous as ever!
Come in and see for yourself. Fred Ward: A Life in Design is now on and runs till 27th July 2013.
Photo: Lewis Hine, Lunch break, 1932
CAPITheticAL invites you to look back at the big ideas that shaped our national capital and look forward to the big ideas that will shape our future cities in the 21st Century and beyond.
As part of the Enlighten Festival 2013, the GAD presents an evening with the curator, Michael Desmond, for a talk and tour of the exhibition.
The competition winner's will be announced on Thursday the 14th March, so it's a wonderful opportunity to vote for your favourite entry and see if you can pick the winners!
Saturday 9 March at 7pm.
Entry is free.
Saturday 2 February our designer talk is by the fabulous and super talented Tom Skeehan.
Meet Tom at the GAD at 12pm where he'll discuss his work featured in YOUNG.HOT.CANBERRA, followed by a group bike ride to the city, coffee, lunch and maybe even a spot of ping-pong.
All our Saturday talks are free but RSVP really important for this one.
Saturday 26th January our YHC designer talks continue with renowned graphic designer Chris Doyle in conversation with Magda Keaney.
Chris joins us from Sydney for one day only so don't miss this special opportunity to hear him talk about his work and influences.There will be an opportinity for questions and discussion.
As always talks start at 11am and are FREE.
Drop us a line to let us know you'd like to come: email@example.com
Please join us for the first of our Saturday morning design talks in conjunction with YOUNG.HOT.CANBERRA.
Each week a designer featured in the exhibition will discuss their work.
Saturday 19th January:
11am Luke Chiswell in conversation with Erin Hinton, Curator, YOUNG.HOT.CANBERRA.
12.30pm Megan Jackson
Talks are free but places are limited so please let us know you'd like to come by dropping a line to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and number.
There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.
Following a visit from HRH Prince Charles on the weekend the GAD address has changed from 44 Parkes Place to 44 Queen Elizabeth Terrace. Prime Minister Gillard was present with the Royal couple to unveil a sign accouncing the new name and said 'the name change is a fitting tribute to the Queen, immortalising her memory in the architecture of Australia's capital'.
ONLY TWO DAYS TO GET YOUR TICKET TO THE GAD SUMMER PARTY THIS SATURDAY
It is with with pleasure that we announce THE GREAT GAD SUMMER PARTY. It's our major fundraiser of the year so come and have a ball and help support the GAD. We've taken inspiration from The Great Gatsby so think New York, 1922, Louise Brooks and gentlemen in cool, beautiful suits...GAD SECRET 2012 is a special one night only exhibition and sale made possible by the generous support of artists and designers from our community and as far afield as London. We're offering you the chance to buy a postcard made by the most incredible list of contributors all who have produced something especially for the night - but we won't tell you who it's by until it's yours...we'll also be auctioning exquisite design pieces and you're in with a chance to take home a John Gollings photograph just by buying a ticket.
Proceeds will go toward keeping the GAD open on a Sunday and to continuing our program of exhibitions and events championing design in Australia.
Saturday Nov 3 2012
Exhibition: For one night only. GAD SECRET 2012
Entertainment: The Baron & His Pocket Orchestra
Canapes and drinks and lots of fun...
TICKETS: $93.85 (incl GST and booking fee)
Parlour is a new website bringing together research, resources and informed opinion on gender, equity and architecture. It seeks to expand the spaces and opportunities available to women while also revealing the many women who already contribute in diverse ways.
Parlour's first survey is now live - please fill it out to help us to build a more nuanced picture of the women of Australian architecture.
If you are a woman involved in Australian architecture, or with a background in Australian architecture, Parlour wants to know about you. The survey takes an expanded view of what architectural activity and modes of practice might be and includes women abroad with backgrounds in Australian architecture, and those who have ‘left’ architecture.
Find the survey here: http://www.archiparlour.org/where-do-all-the-women-go
Please also pass it on to others who might be interested.
10:15am – 6pm Monday 5th & 10:15am – 3:30pm Tuesday 6th March at the Gallery of Australian Design
Don't miss this great opportunity to hear architects from all over Australia present their 2012 ACT Architecture Award entries to the jury. An exhibition of the award entries will be exhibited at the Gallery of Australian Design all week starting on Monday 5th March. Visit architecture.com.au/act for further information and a detailed schedule of presentations.
Image: Australian War Memorial Eastern Precinct Development - Johnson Pilton Walker. 2011 Canberra Medallion recipient. Photograph by Brett Boardman.
Don't miss the chance to see Canberra in a whole new light! March is a great time to come to Canberra and catch all the action.
As part of ENLIGHTEN, GAD will be hosting a series of talks over 4 big nights! Enjoy drinks and tunes by the lake as some of Australia's most innovative and enquiring minds provide a glimpse of the radical new directions emerging in Australian design practice.
Speakers include Alexander Lotersztain (Fri 2 March), named one of the 100 most important young product designers worldwide in &fork by Phaidon and top 10 of 100 Young Brightest Australian Achievers (Bayer/Bulletin Award);
Richard Goodwin (Sat 10 March), artist/architect and highly regarded thinker in the role of public art in redefining both art and architecture;
Kate Rhodes (Fri 9 March), RMIT Design Hub curator and 2011 State of Design Festival creative director
and distinguished Australian fashion designer Fernando Frisoni (Sat 3 March).
All talks are 8pm-9pm
Tickets $10per person per talk are available now at Ticketek through the link
and for even more click here
Contemporary Australian Architects Speaker Series 2011
Nick Tobias, Tobias Partners
6pm Wednesday 7 September @ NGA James O Fairfax Theatre
Sydney architect and founder of Tobias Partners architecture and design studio, Nick Tobias, introduces recent projects from their portfolio.
Andrew Maynard, Andrew Maynard Architects
6pm Wednesday 14 September @ NGA James O Fairfax Theatre
One of Australia’s top emerging designers, Andrew has received international recognition for architecture and experimental designs.
David Morris, University of South Australia
6pm Wednesday 21 September @ NGA James O Fairfax Theatre
As Senior Lecturer in the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, David is interested in the application of prefabricated construction systems and autonomous servicing technologies for remote locations.
Marika Neustupny, Lucinda McLean and Nigel Bertram, NMBW Architecture Studio
6pm Wednesday 28 September @ NGA James O Fairfax Theatre
NMBW Architecture Studio emphasise urban engagement and culturally specific design. Their projects focus on particular site conditions and various local traditions.
Image Tilba pavilion by Tobias partners, photographer Justin Alexander
The Institute is offering a limited number of $30 series tickets for University of Canberra students. These tickets can be bought ONLINE HERE and must be purchased by Friday 2nd September. Please note: you will be required to present your student identification card when collecting your tickets from the venue. If you are not eligible for this discounted rate, please purchase your full price tickets through the National Gallery of Australia.
International Guest Lecture
Planned Customization. The Solution for Demanding Jobs and Competitive Markets.
Roberto Lucci was born in Milano, Italy in 1942; studied Design at the Institute of Design, IIT, Chicago and at the Corso Superiore Disegno Industriale, Venice, Italy; he graduated in 1964. His professional early years were at the Design Unit of La Rinascente Dept. Store, Milano; in a Chicago design office and in the studio of Charles and Ray Eames in Venice, California (1963– 65).
His professional partnership with Paolo Orlandini started in 1970 as LUCCI ORLANDINI DESIGN. The team designed over 450 products which are, or have been, regularly manufactured and sold in large quantities. In chair design Lucci-Orlandini’s score is a total production of more than 3,500,000. They have designed for 60 Companies, among which are Artemide, Arclinea, Brionvega, Knoll, Lamm, Narbutas, Pirelli, Snaidero, Terraillon, Versteel. After 2009 Roberto Lucci closed his design office and the cooperation with Paolo Orlandini. His present activity as a consultant is Design Maximization, a new approach to design that aims at improving the brand image and maximizing revenues.
When Friday 26 August, 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Where Boiler House Lecture Theatre, Building 14, University of Canberra
Cost Free and open to the General public
LONDON BASED ARCHITECT, LECTURER AND
AUTHOR CAROLYN STEEL KEYNOTE ADDRESS
EXPLORES FOOD CONSUMPTION IN CITIES,
WITH A FOCUS ON URBAN AGRICULTURE.
Carolyn Steel’s chief interest is in exploring how cities are shaped by food. Her work has focused on developing a lateral approach to urban design looking at the everyday routines that shape cities and the way we inhabit them. Carolyn’s book, Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives, won the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction.
State of Design Festival Keynote Address
Australia is one of the most urbanised countries on earth. In Victoria, nearly 75% of the population lives in major cities. Carolyn’s keynote address will highlight how feeding cities has a greater social and physical impact on the planet than anything else we do. Yet, too few of us are aware of the process. Food arrives on our plates as if by magic, and we rarely stop to wonder how it might have got there. The concept of how cities can be designed more productively, with appropriate pockets of urban agriculture and smarter food networks is discussed. It’s an address that will inspire visionary thinking around how we can better and more sustainably feed our growing cities.
When Thursday 21 July 6.15pm – 7.30pm
Where BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne
Bookings Essential via www.stateofdesign.com.au
21 -24 July
Royal Exhibition Building Carlton, Melbourne
Uncover the objects, ideas and systems developed and produced to make life better. Meet the people, and the people who know the people, behind great design.
When Saturday 18 June 2.00 pm
Join Ramona Barry, curator of Australian chair design survey, in conversation with Dr Robert Bell, Senior Curator NGA. Followed by a drinks reception and viewing of the exhibition at the Gallery of Australian Design.
venues Small Theatre at the NGA at 2pm and then at the Gallery of Australian Design.
media partner Architecture Media. Publishers of Artichoke, Architecture Australia, Houses and Landscape Architecture Australia.
To celebrate 40 years of Bangladesh's independence, architects from Bangladesh who live and work in Australia are holding this two day exhibition in collaboration with the High Commission of Bangladesh & AIA ACT Chapter.
Works of Bangladeshi Architects both here in Australia and Bangladesh will be on show alongside International architects who have worked in Bangladesh such as Louis I Kahn, Paul Rudolph, Stanley Tigerman, Doxiadis and Anna Herringer.
Friday 6 May and Saturday 7 May 2011
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
University of Canberra, Building 24
University Drive South , Bruce, ACT
Contact: JALAL ANIS
Org: BANGLADESHI ARCHITECTS IN AUSTRALIA (BAA)
6pm Thursday 10 March
The Compound Interest
15 -25 Keele St
Landscape Architecture Australia recently joined peak organizations such as the AILA, practices, universities and individuals to advocate for a national urban policy that will “inform a long-term strategic vision for Australia’s urban centres.”
Across Australia, landscape architects are working in collaboration with other built environment professionals to create a framework for Australia’s future growth.
Not all of this work produces built outcomes and it is often the unbuilt work that is the most challenging. The Unlandscaped prize is an opportunity to demonstrate the untapped potential of the profession through work that is otherwise buried.
A cash prize of $3000 is on offer. Enter your unrealized projects, propositions and scenarios.
Entries opened on 17 January 2011 and close on 10 March 2011.
Enter online at www.architecturemedia.com/unlandscaped.
The outcomes will be published in the May 2011 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.
For more information call 03 8699 1000 or email email@example.com.
Just announced, the winners of the Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award 2010 are Adelaide based designers Daniel Emma (Daniel To and Emma Aiston) for their ‘Basics’ collection – Paperweight, pendant light, magnetic paperclip holder & mirror. 200 design industry, media and VIP guests saw Daniel Emma win the top prize - a $30,000 cash prize and a trip to Milan to attend the international design fair Salone del Mobile in 2011 - at the awards ceremony held at the Sydney Opera House.
Judged by a panel of industry experts, the award is offered annually to recognise outstanding work by emerging Australian designers and was this year presented by Neale Whitaker, Editor-in-Chief of belle Magazine and guest judge on the panel for the 2010 awards, who said, “The judges felt that the winners, Daniel Emma, were ‘the complete package’, displaying a proactive independence of spirit, brand awareness, great interaction with their end-user and a reliance on local production. One of the judges commented on the simple ‘heart and emotion’ of Daniel Emma’s well-edited range which is both international and uniquely Australian in its appeal.”
This year’s four runners up, who receive $2,500 each, include Henry Wilson for ‘Factory Slide’, David Knott for ‘Cantilabra’, John Quan for ‘Flexible Desk Lamp’ and Adam Cornish for his innovative ‘Monkey Grip’. Recipients of $1,000 prize money for being shortlisted finalists included designers Michael Hoppe for ‘Hitman’, Andrew Simpson & Oliver Smith for ‘Stilla’ and Ben Edwards for ‘Offcut Stools’. Toby Horrocks for ‘Flatform Shelves’ and Nick Rennie for ‘labro’ & ‘organis’. Gary Galego is the winner of the 2009 Vogue Living People’s Choice Award for his design ‘Carbonwood’.
Five creative individuals, each speaking for only five minutes:
You may be inspired.
You may be enlightened.
You will definitely be entertained!
......Don’t miss it.
Frank Arnold: Principal of Quantum Ideas Bureau and raconteur
Robert Foster & Gretel Harrison: Fink Design
Ondina Gregoric: Managing Director Ondina Studio, Canberra’s fashion guru
Peter Stewart: sculptor and glass artist
Catherine Townsend: Fellow of the AIA and award winning architect
When: 11 November 2010
Where: The Canberra Glassworks
Wentworth Avenue Kingston
Time: 5.30pm for drinks and nibbles &
an opportunity to view the current exhibition.
The main event starts at 6.15pm.
Cost: DIA members Free
Non members $5.00
RSVP Monday, 8 November 2010
Image H House photo: Tim Thomas
CUSP: Australian design for the next decade is the next instalment in Object’s series of exhibitions that looks at design and its potential to transform the way we live.
The exhibition will include 12 - 18 designers, makers, architects, creators and creative teams whose work is currently on the ‘cusp’ of a major breakthrough, and whose practice has the potential to effect major change in the decade ahead.
CUSP will be a multilayered project comprising not only an exhibition, but collaborative research, online activity, public talks, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and events.
Object is keen to hear form designers, curators, academics in the craft and Design sector by the end of November 2010.
Image: Chris Bosse, Tower Skin for UTS, 2009.
To coincide with Design Media In Australia which opened last night, GAD has some great back issues of Habitus, Indesign, DQ, Architecture Australia, Artichoke and Landscape Architecture Australia which are free to the public courtesy of the Indesign Group and Architecture Media
Image Toby Horrocks for Architecture Media
The Landscape Architecture Australia Hills
To celebrate Mari Funaki: Objects currently showing for free at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, we have 1 exhibition publication to giveaway. Email your postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org with GAD in the subject line to win. More information about the exhibition here http://bit.ly/dnbfDK
Image: Mari Funaki Object 2010. Collection of the Estate of Mari Funaki, Melbourne. © The Estate of Mari Funaki
Contemporary Australian Architects 2010 Speaker Series
02 6240 6528
Michael Bellemo and Cat Macleod
Wednesday 28 July 6 pm
Bellemo and Cat, the architect/artist partnership of Michael Bellemo and Cat Macleod, is based in inner urban Melbourne. Their work varies widely in both scale - from domestic to the public - and location - from the inner urban to the rural. Their methods and experimentation result in sculptural architectural work and pragmatic approaches to urban design.
Dr Richard Goodwin
Wednesday 4 August 6pm
Dr Richard Goodwin, Professor, University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts and award- winning artist/architect is responsible for a significant range of architectural works, public space and urban planning collaborations as well as site-specific sculpture. His research into the public space in the city, using Sydney as a model, reassesses the role of art in public space, and the transformation of architecture.
Wednesday 11 August 6pm
Nonda Katsalidis of Fender Katsalidis, Melbourne, has received numerous prestigious awards, including the prestigious Victorian Architecture Medal, and represents the contemporary face of Australian architecture. His work is renowned nationally for its high level of enquiry and design sophistication. Nonda maintains a unique commitment to the integration of art into architecture. He will introduce his new pre-fabricated high- rise housing technique, Unitised Building, a new approach to construction practice in relation to sustainability, and design.
Mark Cashman , Rowena Marsh and Steve Koolloos
Wednesday 18 August 6pm
Marsh Cashman Koolloos is a multi-award winning architecture practice of young and highly accredited professionals based in Sydney. They provide environmentally sensitive design for single and multiple dwellings, which address and incorporate Environmental Sustainable Development principles.
Image:Shellharbour Parasite, by Richard Goodwin. Photographer: Anthony Browell.
for you and a guest
to celebrate the final showing of highlights from Abundant Australia.
6-8pm Thursday 22 July 2010
Abundant Australia originally featured at the 11th International Architecture Biennale, Venice 2008. Since viewing in Venice, the highlights exhibition has featured in Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
Gallery of Australian Design
44 Parkes Place PARKES ACT 2600
Southern Foreshore Lake Burley Griffin
RSVP is essential email@example.com
Abundant Highlights exhibition on now until Saturday 24 July
Wednesday to Saturday 10-4 pm
Product Design: A course in first principles by Elivio Bonollo
11.30am Wednesday 21 July 2010
Join the Vice Chancellor of the University of Canberra, Stephen Parker as he launches this book by one of Australia’s leading industrial design educators, Elivio Bonollo.
Bonollo has been instrumental in establishing industrial design in Australia and overseas through his teaching posts at the University of Canberra, Monash University, RMIT, National University of Singapore and Ubon Rajathanee University, Thailand.
Product Design: A course in first principles highlights the connection between design and quality of life and the important role it will play in the future of mankind.
The book is a new approach to teaching and learning product design from an industrial design perspective. It is essentially a step-by-step design learning program that has been developed for students of varying educational levels.
The beauty of Bonollo’s approach is that it brings structured learning to aspiring designers whilst being mindful of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Each part of this book encourages self-expression, self-confidence and exploration: it is has been carefully designed to take you on a highly motivating journey of design thinking and creativity, supported by excellent sample solutions to design problems, lucid discussions and extensive references.
The book will be on sale at the launch and be available after the launch at the
Co Op book shop, University of Canberra plus the Gallery of Australian Design.
Bonollo, Elivio, 2010, Product Design: A course in first principles.
ISBN 978-0-9806114-0-3, LBPUBLICATIONS (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Special Public Viewing of Entries
12 noon Wednesday 23 JUNE
4pm Sunday 27 JUNE 2010
The University of Canberra is committed to its campus being a unique contemporary environment that delivers learning as a transformative experience for all people, irrespective of their origins, age and circumstance; an inclusive centre where learning is part of the community way of life.
The University invited Architects, Landscape Architects, Planners and other allied design professionals and students to participate in a Campus Design Ideas Competition. In response the University has received over 30 entries embracing a wide range of ideas and approaches for reinvigorating the University Campus.
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.
Institute of Applied Ecology, University of Canberra
Wine Sans Frontieres
Liquor Legends Canberra
Wednesday 9 June – seminar
6 -7.30pm – includes refreshments
Prelude to New South Wales: Arthur Phillip's Brazilian experience,
Mr Paul Brunton Senior Curator
Mitchell Library NSW
Phillip's enthusiasm, vision and dedication have always been considered crucial in the foundation of the infant colony of New South Wales. His time in the Portuguese navy, 1775-1778, was a turning point in his professional life and provided necessary experience for his future role as foundation Governor of New South Wales.
Two of Phillip's memorable comments can be traced back to his Brazilian years: 'In a free society there can be no slavery and consequently no slaves' and his description of Sydney Harbour as the finest harbour in the world where 'a thousand sail of the line may ride in the most perfect security'.
This lecture will look at Phillip's life with emphasis on the importance of his time in Brazil as preparation for the great work of his life.
Wednesday 16 June – seminar
6 -7.30pm – includes refreshment
Connections, Brazil and Australia - Past and Future
HE Ambassador Fernando de Mello Barreto and Mr Rick Wells,
Deputy-Secretary of Americas Branch/DFAT
Wednesday 12 May
6 -7.30pm – includes refreshments
Seminar - Southern Connections: fossil evidence for the evolution of the living Australian
and South American vegetation
Prof. Robert Hill (University of Adelaide)
Venue: Gallery of Australian Design
44 Parkes Place, Parkes, ACT
The plant fossil record provides great insight into the evolution of the living vegetation of South America and Australia. Beginning about 80 million years ago, many of the iconic Southern Hemisphere plant families had their genesis at high southern latitudes, during a period of intense evolutionary novelty. Since that time there has been continual change, but at a much lower level, leading to distinctive but related floras in these two major landmasses.
Wednesday 19 May
6 -7.30pm – includes refreshments
The Amazon - a Pictorial Voyage
Prof. Arthur Georges (University of Canberra)
Venue: Gallery of Australian Design
44 Parkes Place, Parkes, ACT
Wednesday 26 May
Film - Latin American Film Festival: Abril Despedaçado (“Behind the Sun” 2001; English subtitles)
Venue: Manning Clark Centre Theatre 4, The Australian National University
Set in the desert badlands of the Brazilian Northeast, a young man struggles with a tradition of violence and continuous killing between rival families. “Behind the Sun” is a powerful story with an incredible mix of imagery and winner of the BAFTA Best Foreign Film title.Stay after the screening to enjoy the free wine and food provided by the Embassy of Brazil.
1-2pm Tuesday 20th April 2010
To coincide with the exhibition on Glenn Murcutt’s iconic architecture, the Gallery of Australian Design (GAD) in partnership with the Australian National University School of Art (ANU), the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) and Photo Access are pleased to present a floor talk by Anthony Browell who has been documenting Murcutt’s work since 1974.
Anthony Browell has worked in photography since 1969. He set up the Australian Centre for Photography Workshop in 1976 and his photographs have been shown at Brummell’s Gallery in Melbourne, Parliament House, Canberra, Point Light Gallery in Sydney and at the Art Gallery of NSW as a finalist in the Citibank Portrait Prize. His work has been collected by the National Portrait Gallery, the National Maritime Museum, the Australian Institute of Architects and by numerous private collectors.
GAD Forum aims to promote voices in Australian design by inviting guest speakers to discuss the art and technique of their practice. Events are free and open to the public.
Sponsored by CIT, PhotoAccess and ANU
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.
This exhibition is an initiative of the Embassy of Brazil, with support from the Institute for Applied Ecology - University of Canberra, Government of Brazil, Council on Australian Latin American Relations - DFAT, HSBC, JBSwift Australia, and Services for Art.
Oscar Niemeyer – Lucio Costa Space (Espaço Lucio Costa), Brasilia DF, Brazil (1980)
Descending a staircase from Praça dos Três Poderes you can find a buried space with a huge model of Brasilia, tribute to Lucio Costa, the designer of Brasilia Plan (Plano Piloto), built by Niemeyer.
Photo: Leonardo Finotti
GLENN MURCUTT, ARCHITECT is the special limited edition which provides a richly-detailed insight into the practice and working process of Glenn Murcutt, Australia’s most eminent, Pritzker-prize winning, architect. Drop into GAD before April 26 to see this amazing item.
This is a fully illustrated book by architectural critic Kenneth Frampton (USA) with essays by Juhani Pallasmaa (Finland) and David Malouf (Australia). It also involves another eight projects nominated by Murcutt. Each folder holds a photographic essay and sketches, plans, and drawings, at actual size.
“This beautiful book offers us hope in the power of the architectural imagination …Every school of architecture deserves one.”
The Architect’s Journal, UK, January 2008
“This folio is definitely something special.”
Houses magazine (Australia), Issue 54, February 2007
“The folio is an exquisite object, the texts erudite and the photographs sumptuous …, but for me the real treasure is the facsimile drawing … the drawings invite an intimate engagement with the means of production and process.”
Justine Clark, Editor, Architecture Australia
"His is an architecture of a quintessential purities, simplicity and beauty, an architecture of modesty, an architecture of greatness.”
Bill Lacy, executive director Pritzker Architecture Prize, 2002
Extent: 9 volumes including a hardcover book and 8 folders.
Limited Edition: 1,000 copies worldwide (English Only) Signed copies available
Publisher: 01 Editions, Sydney, Australia
For more information please contact GAD or
01 Editions directly
Phone: +612 9555 1101
About 150 people were at GAD last night to witness the opening of Barragán in Context and Glenn Murcutt, Architecture for Place. MC, Professor Annabelle Pegrum introduced H.E. Beatriz Lopez Gargallo, Ambassador of Mexico and Lindsay Johnston, Convener, Architecture Foundation Australia who offically opened the respective shows. The crowd enjoyed authentic Mexican fare and Coronas courtesy the Embassy of Mexico while Miles Davis played in the background. Both exhibtions run until Monday 26 April (note extended hours outside of Wed to Sat 12-4 include Sunday 25 April and Monday 26 April 10-4pm). Both exhibtions are free.
The Gallery of Australian Design (GAD) aims to promote Australian Design in all its forms by staging exhibitions and events of national significance as well as hosting international design exhibitions for Australian audiences. The Gallery is currently seeking exhibition proposals from curators and designers in all fields.
Proposals are due at the end of April for exhibitions that will take place in following year. Decisions on proposals are made by the Gallery of Australian Design Advisory Group. Those who submit a successful proposal will need to sign our standard exhibiting contract prior to staging the exhibition.
Proposals on a CD should include the following:
Proposals should be directed to:
Manager, Gallery of Australian Design
44 Parkes Pl
Architecture for Place
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.
Image credit: Magney House Bingie Point, NSW, 1982-84 / 1999. Photo: Anthony Browell
During February, the Gallery of Australian Design hosts Australia’s major architecture awards from 2009. Join us for the opening by Melinda Dodson, National President of the Australian Institute of Architects, 5.30pm Thursday 18 February 2010. email@example.com The evening will also include a floor talk by Howard Tanner, Chair of the 2009 National Jury. The National Architecture Awards are the country’s most prestigious annual architecture prizes. 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.
His Excellency Michael Bryce AM AE has been announced as the patron of the Gallery of Australian Design at the launch in Canberra Friday 15 May 2009. Mr Bryce is a University of Canberra Adjunct Professor of design and architecture and was conferred with an honorary doctorate by the University in 2003. Mr Bryce, a former member of the University of Canberra Council, is also a former trustee of the Queensland Art Gallery. Pictured left to right: Professor Stephen Parker, Vice-Chancellor University of Canberra, Mr Michael Bryce, Patron Gallery of Australian Design Neil Hobbs, AILA National President, David Parken, CEO Australian Institute of Architects.
Photo: Paul Costigan