Tag: Art and architecture

Installation view of Escher x Nendo at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Review | Sasha Grishin | 5 Dec 2018

Escher x Nendo will surprise, delight and challenge

The National Gallery of Victoria engaged Oki Sato of Tokyo design studio Nendo to enter a dialogue with Dutch artist Escher and his world of impossible objects, endless stairs and radical visual transformation.

The Australian Ugliness by Eugenia Lim and collaborators.
Review | Ella Leoncio | 23 Aug 2018

Ambassador of taste: Eugenia Lim’s The Australian Ugliness

In this three-channel video installation, Lim plays a stylized, alien figure, “the Ambassador,” who navigates some of Australia’s most iconic architectural works.

Model of Namako at the Kengo Kuma Laboratory, University of Tokyo.
News | Josh Harris | 13 Jul 2018

Kengo Kuma unveils sea cucumber-inspired installation for Design Canberra Festival

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has unveiled a prototype of what will be a mammoth three-metre-high, 12-metre-wide installation for 2018’s Design Canberra Festival.

Buxton Contemporary by Fender Katsalidis.
News | Linda Cheng | 6 Feb 2018

Melbourne’s newest art museum set to open

The Fender Katsalidis-designed Buxton Contemporary, which will house more than 300 works by 53 Australian artists, will open on 9 March.

Garden Wall by Retallack Thompson and Other Architects.
Projects | Cassandra Chilton | 24 Jan 2018

Tracing a ‘revelatory path’: 2017 NGV Architecture Commission

Cassandra Chilton of Rush Wright Associates reviews the 2017 NGV Architecture Commission by Retallack Thompson and Other Architects and finds, among other things, the “best place in Melbourne this summer for a warm afternoon snooze.”

Floe, architecture by Studio Roland Snooks, sound art by Philip Samartzis,
research and development by RMIT University.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 19 Jan 2018

NGV Triennial late-night program to include immersive, ‘glacial’ architecture commission

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has commissioned a large-scale, interactive architectural work as part of its late-night companion program to the inaugural NGV Triennial.

The video section of Super Field, designed by Baracco and Wright.
News | Patrick Hunn | 8 Jan 2018

Baracco and Wright design explorable landscape in audiovisual exhibition

Ahead of their Repair exhibition at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, Melbourne-based practice Baracco and Wright have designed a space for an audiovisual tour of the world’s remotest wildernesses.

As The Crow Flies by Reko Rennie.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 18 Dec 2017

1,500-square-metre mural at Barangaroo unveiled

A large-scale, 1,500-square-metre mural by artist Reko Rennie in Sydney’s Barangaroo South development has been unveiled.

Garden Wall by Retallack Thompson and Other Architects.
News | Linda Cheng | 15 Dec 2017

‘A landscape on an object’: NGV’s 2017 Architecture Commission opens

The NGV’s 2017 Architecture Commission by Retallack Thompson and Other Architects blurs landscape and architecture in an ethereal installation.

Moments of Place by Simon Pendal, Robyn Creagh and Shannon Lyons.
Review | Leon van Schaik | 4 Dec 2017

Moments of Place: ‘A Tri-polar investigation into Einstein’s spacetime’

A collaboration between an architect, researcher and artist, Moments of Place at Perth’s Paper Mountain gallery dealt with ideas of place and the imagined audience.

Four Periscopes, the inaugural Turbine Hall Commission for 2018 (cropped).
News | Patrick Hunn | 27 Nov 2017

Trias wins inaugural Powerhouse architectural commission

Sydney-based emerging practice Trias has been named as the creator of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences’ first Turbine Hall Commission at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

Untitled House by Roh Singh, Larry Parkinson and Morganna Magee includes a neon drawing of a tent on the exterior.
News | Linda Cheng | 13 Nov 2017

Mirror image: Reflective suburban house artwork highlights ‘disappearing’ home ownership aspirations

A group of artists from Swinburne University’s visual arts program has covered a suburban house in Melbourne’s Ferntree Gully entirely in mirrors.

Arch, 2017, by Ai Weiwei.
The World | Linda Cheng | 18 Oct 2017

Ai Weiwei: Good Fences Make Good Neighbours

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s latest project includes large-scale, site-specific sculptures intended to draw attention to borders, xenophobia and the plight of refugees.

Twenty-Five by Ian Strange, photographic work from Target series.
News | Linda Cheng | 6 Oct 2017

Ian Strange turns condemned suburban house into temporary gallery

For two days only, artist Ian Strange will transform a suburban home in Melbourne’s Richmond into a site-specific intervention and a gallery.

The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity, exhibition by Aileen Sage Architects (Isabelle Toland and Amelia Holliday) with Michelle Tabet, commissioned for the Australian Pavilion by the Australian Institute of Architects.
News | Patrick Hunn | 23 Jun 2017

The Pool to make Australian premiere in Melbourne

Australia’s 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale commission will be exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Guggenheim Museum of Art, Bilbao.
Discourse | Donald Richardson | 9 Jun 2017

Why do architects want to be artists?

What is the difference between an artwork and a piece of architecture? And why do so many architects insist that they are the same thing?

Inside the Flower by Janet Laurence and LAVA.
News | Patrick Hunn | 7 Jun 2017

LAVA, Janet Laurence create membrane-wrapped ‘medicinal garden’ pavilion

LAVA has collaborated with artist Janet Laurence to create a pavilion that is both a botanical display and an “experiential” space featuring edible flowers and plant extracts.

Shearers Quarters designed by John Wardle Architects, 2011, photographed by Erieta Attali.
Exhibitions | 2 May 2017

Coincidences: an exhibition by John Wardle Architects

John Wardle Architects’ exhibition Coincidences will be on display at the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning as part of the 2017 National Architecture Conference fringe programme.

A series of photographs of Apparatus 3 by 227768c superimposed to show its behaviour over time.
People | Patrick Hunn | 6 Apr 2017

‘Dubious concepts’ in a temporary city: 227768c

A Melbourne-based collective works “across and between” architecture, art, events and technology to make work that challenges architectural assumptions.

Imaginary Architecture by Lara Tumak.
Discourse | Naomi Stead | 17 Feb 2017

Dream homes: Architecture and popular imagination

A recent installation by artist Lara Tumak, Imaginary Architecture, asked, “is it possible to create architecture out of nothing more than dreams?” As Naomi Stead discovers, the installation offered profound observations about urbanity and architecture’s place in popular imagination.