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Melbourne exhibition: God Knows, ARM Architecture

June 1, 2011

An exhibition charting the work of ARM, the personalities behind the studio and the public perception of this prominent architecture practice.

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God Knows is an exhibition being held at the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning this June.

Stephen Ashton and Howard Raggatt are alumni of the University of Melbourne, and are the co-founders of ARM along with Ian McDougall. Founded in 1988, ARM is now one of the country’s leading architecture practices.

God Knows is a conceptual representation of selected work by ARM, the people and personalities behind the studio, and the public and internal perceptions of ARM. There are three components within the exhibition: an installation of polystyrene packaging, a series of short films, and a series of quotations.

The polystyrene component alludes to the influence of protective packaging objects on ARM’s buildings – including the Melbourne Recital Centre. This installation then becomes a kinetic screen, with films projected onto the polystyrene surfaces. Quotations add a narrative element, portraying community perceptions and the connection between the buildings and local identity.

God Knows is part of the ABP Alumni Retrospective Series, celebrating the work of ABP alumni and spotlighting the contribution they make to our design culture and built environment.

*When* Monday 6 June to Friday 1 July 2011. 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
*Where* Wunderlich Gallery, Ground Floor Architecture Building, University of Melbourne

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