Landscape Australia Conference fringe program announced

A packed program of fringe events has been announced to support the forthcoming Landscape Australia Conference. The conference takes place in Sydney on 6 May 2017 at the Frank Gehry-designed Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology Sydney, which borders one of Sydney’s most notable landscape architecture projects in recent years, The Goods Line by Aspect Studios and CHROFI.

In collaboration with Praxis, the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2017 National Architecture Conference, the Landscape Australia Conference is offering a suite of fringe events to conference delegates that range from tours of some of the finest examples of landscape architecture in Sydney to discussions about how practitioners can respond to the growing call for urban densification.

A particular highlight will be an exclusive viewing of The inventive work of Shigeru Ban, the Japanese Pritzker Prize laureate’s first Australian exhibition, at the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) on Sunday 7 May. The viewing will be introduced by SCAF chairperson and executive director Dr Gene Sherman.

Bookings for the viewing, or requests for more information, can be made here.

The complete Landscape Australia Conference fringe program is:

Friday 5 May

Architecture, planning and landscape Super Session:
Shaping Cities: Towards 50 Million
Time: 1.30 – 3 pm
Facilitated by Tina Perinotto as part of the Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Conference and the Planning Institute of Australia’s National Congress.
Location: Sydney International Convention Centre

RSVP here.

Our Lands exhibition
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Sentient lands considers the figures who have shaped and given form to Australia, remaining as an animating presence within country today. Our lands takes a stronger stand and includes works that question, contest and provoke discussion about rights to land in Australia. Our lands is presented as a counterpoint to Sentient lands, also on display in the Yiribana Gallery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

For more information, go here.

Botanica Opening Night
6 pm
Enjoy a lovely night out in the Royal Botanic Gardens, and take the opportunity to view and purchase original artworks from this year’s impressive exhibition before it opens to the public. The exhibition will be officially opened by Dr Brett Summerell, Director of Science and Conservation at The Royal Botanic Garden. Canapés and drinks will be served. Botanica is part of Garden Art Month at RBG Sydney – check out the full program here.

To book, go here.

Saturday 6 May

Foreshore Walk
7 – 9 am
A pre-conference walk from Sydney’s MCA to the International Convention Centre. The walk will take conference delegates along the iconic Sydney foreshore around Circular Quay and the Rocks, under the Harbour Bridge, past Walsh Bay, around the new Barangaroo headland park and then down through Barangaroo and King St. The walk will include a quick breakfast stop at Barangaroo.

To book, go here using the code “landscape” as your conference registration number.

Sunday 7 May

Shigeru Ban Architects: The inventive work of Shigeru Ban
Dr Gene Sherman and the SCAF Team invite you to an exclusive viewing of The inventive work of Shigeru Ban, the Japanese Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s first Australian project.
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Location: Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, 16-20 Goodhope Street, Paddington

For more information, go here.
Bookings can be made here.

Bondi2Bronte Walk
9 am – 12 pm
The quintessential Sydney experience: walk from Bondi Beach to Bronte, with architecture spotting along the way.

To book, go here using the code “landscape” as your conference registration number.

Archi-Tour: Regeneration and Transformation
9 am – 12 pm
This tour is a celebration of the art of governance, an examination of the art of development and an exploration of the gritty, rapidly changing suburbs of Ultimo, Chippendale and Surry Hills, and includes headline projects by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Foster and Partners, Durbach Block Jaggers, Gehry Partners and Smart Design Studio as well as a number of transformative projects by local practices including Neeson Murcutt, CHROFI, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, JMD, Aspect Studios and Silvester Fuller. Led by architect Eoghan Lewis, founder of the Sydney Architecture Walks and architectural practice Eoghan Lewis Architects.

To book, go here using the code “landscape” as your conference registration number.

Office Tour: Manly
11.30 am – 1 pm
Some of Sydney’s most widely awarded practices are located beachside. Catch the ferry across the Harbour to Manly to visit two – CHROFI and McGregor Coxall. Partner your visit with brunch/lunch in the bustling Manly Corso.

To book, go here using the code “landscape” as your conference registration number.

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