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Urban Surfaces

August 3, 2017 - August 1, 2018
Spencer and Flinders Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A new public art installation called Urban Surfaces has been revealed in Melbourne, showcasing publicly contributed photographs which capture the essence of the city. The public art concept has come about as part of a collaborative project involving students from RMIT’s School of Architecture and Design and Lendlease’s Melbourne Quarter development. Students have designed the Urban Surfaces interactive artwork on the project’s construction hoarding at the corner of Flinders and Spencer Streets. The project has given students the opportunity to document Melbourne’s rich diversity…

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The Pool at NGV

August 18, 2017 - February 1, 2018
Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Select a Country:
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For the first time in Australia The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity, Australia’s exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale, will be on display for local audiences in a special exhibit at NGV Australia in Melbourne. Beginning in August, the immersive exhibition will explore public space as a vital component to society using one of Australia’s greatest cultural symbols – the pool. The Australian exhibition in Venice, presented by the Australian Institute of Architects and curated by Aileen Sage Architects (Isabelle…

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Kader Attia – Melbourne

September 30 @ 10:00 am - November 19 @ 5:00 pm
ACCA, 111 Sturt Street
Southbank, Victoria 3006 Australia
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The MCA has done well to secure a survey of Kader Attia works recipient of the 2016 Prix Marcel Duchamp prize, France’s most prestigious art award. Largely installation with some film and sculpture, the work explores themes of trauma and loss, emptiness and the void. Ghost, 2007, for example, comprises 160 aluminium-foil casts of kneeling women in prayer. When approached from behind, they seem solid, yet the figures turn out to be empty shells. “I’m fascinated by the devotion shown…

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Sculpture by the Sea

October 19 - November 5

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition, celebrates its 21st anniversary this year, returning to the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk from 19 October-5 November. The exhibition will see the iconic stretch of Sydney coastline transformed into the world’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition with over 100 Australian and international artists set to showcase works. Aqualand proudly returns for its second year as Principal Sponsor, along with the prestigious $60,000 Aqualand Sculpture Award, which…

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Elizabeth Diller in conversation with Andrew Mackenzie

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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Elizabeth Diller’s firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) has been called a ‘maverick’ of the architecture world. The New York firm—a partnership between Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro and Benjamin Gilmartin—is famous for integrating architecture with visual arts and performing arts in a groundbreaking approach to projects big and small. Establishing its identity through independent, theoretical and self-generated projects before coming to international prominence with two of the most important planning initiatives in New York—the High Line and the…

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October 27 - October 29

Brought together by Authentic Design Alliance (ADA) and Factory Design District, DESIGN-MADE. is a three-day celebration of design for Australia and is set to prove that design is not something just for a small niche of the elite, but is, in fact, something for everyone. What is design? And how much do we know and care about the things we surround ourselves with? It’s time for us to change the way we look at purchasing new items and to move away…

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