freefall experience

Design Ideas Competition Exhibition
24 February — 20 March 2015


5 – 19 February 2015

The Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) is bringing an inspiring international typography exhibition to the Gallery of Australian Design in Canberra this February.

Based in The Hague, Netherlands, The Royal Academy of Arts Type and Media program attracts design students from all over the world. It’s a one-year intensive course where students collaborate and delve more deeply into type design for not only print, but also film, television, video and interactive media. Each year, they present a show of graduating typographers’ work, which is exhibited internationally.

Eight posters, representing the work of some of the best emerging type artists in the world from the graduating class of 2014 will be on display, as well as 12 posters from the 2013 exhibition.

The ‘Brisbane’ typeface produced by Australian designer Troy Leinster, is one of the highlights of the 2013 exhibition, which has already toured The Hague, The Netherlands; Berlin, Germany; Brisbane; Moscow, Russia; and Sofia, Bulgaria. Troy is one of only four Australians to ever complete the course.


06 Dec 2014 – 29 January 2015

Presenting the exceptional work of graduating students from the field of Industrial Design.

do good design

4 – 29 November 2014

The Gallery of Australian Design (GAD) and the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) present an exhibition which showcases projects for not-for-profit organisations and charities by local graphic design studios and advertising agencies.

Although these projects are often done through a reduced fee or pro-bono arrangement, the end result is typically highly creative, as well as personally rewarding, while addressing some innate sense of ‘giving back’ and having a corporate social responsibility.

This exhibition is a unique opportunity to show the public just what clever, helpful people designers can be within the community.

Sometimes we just do good.

travel light

25 September – 30 October

Travel Light explores light rail as a catalyst in the design of contemporary urban environments. The exhibition draws on the ways in which light rail is intrinsic to changing our ways towards sustainable urban design, encouraging people to meet people, offering freedom to choose and generating vibrant and magnetic modernisation and city renewal.

The exhibition includes a showcase of design proposals from the Australian Institute of Architects: Canberra Light Rail Station Ideas Competition.

aila act chapter 2014 awards

12 July 2014 – 29 August 2014

This exhibition showcases the 2014 Canberra landscape architecture nominees. It depicts the range of creative and diverse responses of landscape architects to projects situated within the Canberra environment.

Exhibition Partner – Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.



05 Dec 2013 – 11 Jan 2014

Diversity – the inclusion of difference within a productive whole. Presenting the exceptional work of the students from the diverse fields that make up the Faculty of Arts and Design. From Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture, Graphic Design and Industrial Design.

the lodge on the lake


15 Aug 2013 – 16 Nov 2013

As part of the celebrations for the Centenary of Canberra in 2013, the University of Canberra and the Gallery of Australian Design invited designers to participate in a Design Ideas Competition. The brief called for a new official residence for the Prime Minister of Australia at Attunga Point on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra.

The competition was a resounding success with 242 entries from across Australia and abroad. Design solutions were sought that would spark the national imagination and stimulate debate throughout Australia

Entrants were required to re-interpret the role of the official residence in the 21st Century in addressing the qualities of the site together with the ceremonial, and private functions of an Australian Prime Minister’s residence.  The design objectives included a modern and distinctive Australian character that demonstrated Australian art, craft and creative directions, an environment in the landscape in the spirit of the Walter Burley Griffin design for Canberra, and providing a place of unity for meeting and for celebration.

The announcement of the winners on 23 May 2013 was made on the anniversary of the 1912 announcement of Walter Burley Griffin as the winner of the competition to design Canberra.  

|FIRST PRIZE|($80,000) Jack Davies and team members Nicholas Roberts and Henry Stephens

|SECOND PRIZE| ($20,000) Professor Alan Pert and team members from Nord architecture/landscape firm (Brian McGinlay, Helen-Anne Love, Mark Bell and Rod Kemsley) and Atelier 10 environmental /structures firm

|THIRD PRIZE| ($10,000) Monica Earl and Nic Moore with team members Darryl Chandler, Lea Fernandez and Terence Yong

|COMMENDATION| Narendra Kaley

The eminent competition jury was chaired by Professor Lyndon Anderson (Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra) and included Dr Ron Radford AM Director of the National Gallery of Australia, architects Kerry Hill AO, Kerstin Thompson and Howard Tanner, landscape architects Oi Choong andNeil Hobbs, and Louise Bell, interior designer.

The Lodge Design Ideas exhibition, curated by Adjunct Professor Annabelle Pegrum AM LFRAIA who was the Competition Advisor, will showcase a shortlist of entries from the competition.

An Advisory Panel directed the development of the competition. Members are listed in the web link. For more information on the competition and to view the entries visitwww.canberra.edu.au/lodge


The competition was endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

Competition sponsors  The University of Canberra and the GAD gratefully acknowledge the support of the competition

Exhibition sponsors Centenary of Canberra ACT Government, Harold Mitchell, ActewAGL, Australian Institute of Architects, KPMG, John Hindmarsh, Rupert Meyer, Dixon Advisory, Neil Hobbs and Karina Harris, and donations from Bob Winnel and Arthur Kenyon.

Exhibition partners Architecture Media, Jim Murphy Cellars, Schobers

Image credits

1. First prize winning entry

2. Second prize winning entry

3. Third prize winning entry

4. Commendation winning entry

5. Entry 3655 | watsonarchitecture+design

fred ward: a life in design

30 May 2013 – 27 Jul 2013

Fred Ward was one of Australia’s earliest industrial designers to establish and maintain a professional design practice, creating elegant, practical, modern furniture that is regarded as among the best Australian design of the twentieth century. The exhibition is the first in a series of yearly retrospectives that the GAD plans to undertake devoted to the most significant figures in Australian design history. It is produced to coincide with a major new biography of Fred Ward by Canberra resident Derek Wrigley, who himself is a significant designer and was a long-time collaborator and assistant to Ward.

Major sponsors

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Mr John Hindmarsh, AM & the exhibition’s graphic design partner Cre8ive

Exhibition partners

Architecture Media, Jim Murphy Cellars, Schobers

Image Credits

Patterncraft chair, c.1947, private collection

Wastepaper basket, c.1964, National Library of Australia, Canberra

Drawers, c.1931, private collection

Blueprint chair, c.1931, private collection

Photographs: Ben Wrigley

capithetical: a capital city for tomorrow

06 Mar 2013 – 11 May 2013

One hundred years ago the city of Canberra was a dream, a national capital of the future.

The guiding principle of ‘one people, one destiny’ as Henry Parkes advocated, was to be symbolised in the design of this new city, planned by American architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney. The couple’s design, selected as the best from an international competition, was intended as an ideal city, one that responded to the concerns of the time.

One hundred years later, times have changed. Questions of sustainability, liveability, transport and climate change challenge the way we live today and must influence plans for the future. In the exhibition CAPITheticAL: a capital city for tomorrow a new generation of town planners, urban designers, architects and students consider how Canberra might be extended and modified to accommodate the pressures and concerns of the future or even if a new capital should be created.

To mark the Centenary of Canberra, a competition to design a hypothetical modern capital city for the next century was launched and more than 1200 practitioners registered their interest with entries received from 24 different countries.

Only 20 finalists were chosen presenting a rich trove of ideas, both fantastical and practical, to provoke, amuse and ultimately delight visitors to the exhibition. Using plans, videos and drawings, each designer’s vision for the city of the future offers imaginative resolutions to questions of national symbolism and identity, access to government, sustainable development and community building for the year 2113.

Winners will be announced on 14 March, sharing prizes worth up to $100,000. First prize is valued at up to $70,000.

Come and see the future!

CAPITheticAL is a Centenary of Canberra project, proudly supported by the ACT Government and the Australian Government, and Administered by the Australian Institute of Architects.

MEDIA PARTNER: Architecture Media


12 Jan 2013 – 23 Feb 2013

YOUNG.HOT.CANBERRA. is an exhibition showcasing Canberra’s brightest young design stars featuring the work of Dan Armstrong & Nick Robinson, Luke Chiswell, Chris Doyle, Alison Jackson, Megan Jackson, Paul Krix, Cinnamon Lee, Dan Lorrimer & Mitchell Brooks, Tom Skeehan and Supermanoeuvre. All are producing an extraordinarily high calibre of work characterised by innovation, excellence and an unapologetically local pride as makers. All have trained or live and work in Canberra. The exhibition is an exciting opportunity to discover the work of emerging Canberra designers.

YOUNG.HOT.CANBERRA. will commence the Gallery’s year-long contribution to the celebration of the Centenary of Canberra. Check our news page for information about a series of free Saturday design talks which will be held at the GAD throughout January and February. These kick off Saturday 19th with talks by Luke Chiswell and Megan Jackson. 

Generously supported by:



University of Canberra Outstanding Design Graduates 2012

13 Dec 2012 – 03 Jan 2013

REMEDY brings together the work of outstanding design graduates from the disciplines of Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design and Industrial Design. The exhibition highlights a diverse range of the inventive, creative and critical responses from our graduating cohort.

2012 national architecture awards

presented by the Australian Institute of Architects

09 Nov 2012 – 01 Dec 2012

For the first time, the 2012 National Architecture Awards jury will be announcing 59 projects that have been shortlisted for consideration. This exhibition will feature work from the shortlisted entrants and recenlty announced winners of the 2012 National Architecture Awards which recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements and excellence in architecture. This exhibition will be an exploration of creativity, showcasing projects in a way specially devised by each architect or practice for the GAD – including creative installations, sculptures, finely crafted models, sketches, animations, videos and much more. It will also include an inspiring collection of new short films dedicated to a selection of shortlisted projects created by some of Australia’s most innovative architecture students.

For more information visit:


fashionably early

designing australian fashion futures

08 Aug 2012 – 25 Oct 2012

This exhibition invites the education sector of the Australian Fashion Design industry to raise questions about a rapidly changing industry nationally and globally. By selecting students from around the nation, the exhibition offers a truly national perspective on the state of the art of Australian fashion education.

Current research shows that the dizzying speed of the global fashion industry means that Australian designers can no longer rely on copying international trends for a local market. The Australian industry is struggling to maintain viability on price, volume of manufacture and significant cultural difference. Yet, local identity and local innovation is increasingly essential in a global market place. If Australian fashion design is to be viable locally it must be able to compete internationally by offering genuine innovation and a local point of difference. 

Fashion education is playing a leadership role in developing new models for a more innovative and diverse fashion industry. This exhibition offers a snapshot of how Australian fashion design education is repositioning the next generation of Australian fashion designers to compete in the fast paced global market.

Fashionably Early: Designing Australian Fashion Futures, brings together educators, graduates and students from six design schools, in a vibrant discussion about the challenges that will inspire the next generation of Australian fashion designers. A cross disciplinary design team, led by curator Kate Shaw, will use spatial design, sound, digital media, performance, film and photography to engage participants in this dialogue about the next generation of Australian fashion. Fashion is actualised when it is worn; two events held during the six week exhibition will invite the public to experience wearing the design propositions and to see themselves on the catwalk. We invite you to participate and by doing so contribute to the conversation.


Major sponsors FJMT Architects

department of the exterior

national capital cartons

westfield belconnen / woden

Media Partner   Architecture Media

agda poster annual

Inspired by Music

20 Jun 2012 – 27 Jul 2012

The AGDA Poster Annual celebrates the grace and tactility of the poster and its power to engage and motivate. It is intended to captivate the general public and creative industries with the finest works of Australian graphic designers.

Entrants were invited to be inspired by the culture of music to create ideological posters. 46 Finalists were selected and exhibited at the Gaffa Gallery, Sydney in October 2011.

The poster medium is the cornerstone of graphic design. For the last century it has continued to be the purest form of graphic design for its singular voice. By celebrating the poster we force our gaze away from the fizz and glitz of the contemporary digital scene, the constant blip of the mobile phone and laptop.

Here instead are powerful and vivid images that don’t require you to plug in or log on. The posters are large and immersive, the ideas engaging and inspiring. Over the years the poster works exhibited have been sometimes fun, sometimes challenging and always thought provoking. The standard is high and posters designed in previous years have gone on to win major awards at the AGDA Biennial Awards, Warsaw International Poster Biennial and Graphis Posters New York.

2011 was AGDA’s biggest year to date with over 500 posters being received from all over the world with the overall standard of entries being outstanding. 

We invite you to come celebrate the art of the poster and its power to motivate and inspire.

bloom: healthy spaces exhibition

08 May 2012 – 09 Jun 2012

Ever wonder whether children are fatter in neighbourhoods without playgrounds? Or ponder if well-made footpaths make you walk more? Did you know that jails with gardens do a better job of rehabilitating prisoners?

BLOOM will present landscapes from across Australia and beyond which demonstrate how our built environment impacts our health and well being.  Curated by Gweneth Leigh in partnership with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, the exhibition will discuss topics such as:

  • The role of ‘healing’ landscapes within hospitals and aged care facilities
  • How schools are using the outdoors for tackling childhood obesity
  • The impact of gardens within prisons
  • The value of community gardens within cities
  • How reclaiming roads for pedestrian use can improve the health of cities

Media Partner Architecture Media



22 Mar 2012 – 28 Apr 2012

Korban/Flaubert work across design and sculpture, exploring ideas about energy and motion in their Sydney workshop.

The ductility and lustre of metal are central to the development of Korban/Flaubert’s forms.  This exhibition illustrates their fascination with metal and how manipulation in the workshop leads to objects and sculpture with a sense of fluidity and contained energy.

Recent sculptural work explores the expressive possibilities of the travelling line, generating surprise in shifting shapes with the shifting viewpoint.

Korban/Flaubert have exhibited extensively internationally  and are represented in museum collections in Australia and Germany.

Media Partner Architecture Media

making waves

wooden surfboards by Peter Walker

08 Feb 2012 – 10 Mar 2012

Making Waves is comprised of 12 hollow wooden surfboards individually hand crafted by Peter Walker using a variety of techniques including joinery, laminating, bending, shaping, inlay, burning, laser cutting, painting and fiber glassing. These are functional surfboards that draw on the evolution of surfboard design history from Tom Blake’s innovations of the hollow board (1929) and the fin (1936) and Bob Simmons’ theories of hydro-dynamic flow (1940’s) up to present day shaping developments and experimental design.

Three of the boards are collaborative efforts with South Australian artists Gerry Wedd (ceramicist) and Quentin Gore (Industrial designer) and Victorian painter Phil Hayes. Gerry and Phil work with traditional techniques of drawing, illustration and painting while Quentin’s work combines industrial technological process with handcrafting sensibilities.

The development of this body of work was assisted with funding from The Australia Council in the form of a 2009 Project Grant for established artists.

First shown at the Jam Factory Adelaide in 2010


Media Partner Architecture Media

freeform thinking

Sculptural works by Sante Monachesi (1910-1991)

22 Sep 2011 – 03 Nov 2011

The Perspex and foam works by Monachesi originally curated by Maria Vittoria Marini Clarelli and Marina Gargiulo at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome, will be shown for the first time in Australia at the Gallery of Australian Design in conjunction with the Italian Embassy, Canberra.

Monachesi worked as both painter and sculptor and was ahead of his time when it came to working with industrial materials in the 1950’s and 60’s. These extraordinary sculptural forms embody lightness, rigidity, absorption and reflection while hinting at Monachesi’s non conformist attitude to making art. A must see exhibition for 2011. 

Media Partner Architecture Media

Opening Sponsor Urban Cellars, Curtin, Canberra

urban au


04 Aug 2011 – 03 Sep 2011

Urban AU_Sreet/Art/Architecture Urban AU. Street/Art/Architecture is a process-based project, workshop and exhibition, highlighting the vivid scene of street art activities, modern planning and contemporary architecture and the links between the different disciplines. Artists participating in the project include: ZAP, JUMBO, Tanja Milbourne and Russell Isaac-Cole. Curators: Dr Claudia Perren and Miriam Mlecek

australian chair survey

16 Jun 2011 – 23 Jul 2011

A national survey of contemporary chair design curated by Melbourne based curator Ramona Barry.

Designing a chair can feel like reinventing the wheel. An object so weighted down by it’s own iconography poses perhaps the greatest design challenge for a furniture designer. Is it possible to create a new classic? Can a chair be particularly Australian? What does that mean anyway?

 Ramona Barry Monument Magazine Issue 96

featuring Darcy Clarke, Michael Conole, Simon Alexander Cook, Tait Design, Ross Didier, Jon Goulder, Chris Hardy, Andrew Thorton Hick, Nicola Macklin, Laura McCusker, Rock Martin, Paul Morris, Meagan Oglesby, Justin Vecchio, Christina Waterson, Charles Wilson and Simon Zablotsky.


revived dormant urban landscapes in Queensland

05 May 2011 – 04 Jun 2011

Curated by Gamble McKinnon Green, Revival is a collection of landscape architectural projects that reinterpret architectural and social history while creating connected, lively and diverse urban spaces. By reviving landscapes, rich urban environments are created that are reflective of the past and responsive to the challenges of contemporary Queensland urban life.

Revival showcases 9 projects from six Queensland design practices, Aecom, Brisbane City Council , Cardino SPLAT, Gamble McKinnon Green , RPS and the Place Design Group. One true to life scale image is presented for each project, showcasing photography and design to encapsulate a sense of place. 

Major Sponsor Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

media partner  Landscape Architecture Australia

robert foster

Strange Planet

23 Mar 2011 – 26 Apr 2011

A collection of lighting works by Robert Foster capturing his fascination with how light is emitted through form and material. Foster explores the boundaries between lighting installations and sculpture while finding new ways to engage and challenge himself and the audience.

These elegant and unexpected forms appear as macro zoomorphic shapes akin to creatures jettisoned from some Strange Planet.

alexander lotersztain

Ten Years – a design journey

23 Mar 2011 – 26 Apr 2011

Lotersztain works across Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Industrial Design. He has produced numerous ranges for manufacturers and continues to invent with material, process and industry. This exhibition will focus on one offs and limited edition pieces.

squint/ opera

10 Feb 2011 – 10 Mar 2011

Squint/Opera is a unique film and media production studio operating within the film industry and architectural practice. 

The studio unites the efforts of directors, animators, architects, designers, visual effects artists, writers and music composers, resulting in a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to making short films about the built environment, installations, computer generated visualisations and other creative and broadcast content.

Redefining traditions of visual communication, the company’s work encompasses initial creative concepts, through production to presentation, combining humour and narration with imaginative design, innovative visual effects and illustrative techniques.

Event Sponsor James Boag and Lion Nathan

abandoned cubby huts

Daniel Armstrong

10 Feb 2011 – 10 Mar 2011

Over a ten year period Daniel Armstrong has been documenting a series of abandoned cubby huts which are located in a wild Poplar forest in central Victoria.

The cubby hut is a powerful symbolic and archetypal structure, a place of imagination, dreams, refuge and adventure. The cubby is ephemeral and with the passage of time passes from childhood explorations of the world and into the dreams and memories of adulthood.

These cubby huts are primarily built from and located in the landscape and are intrinsically linked to this context: they are landscape as architecture and architecture as landscape and in their construction articulate a connection between the imagination and landscape and in decay they return to the earth and the psyche.

In building these structures children are engaging with the phenomenon of materials and form and solving design problems while intuitively learning about the properties and limitations of the material at hand as well as transforming space into place.

Armstrong has used a plastic toy camera to make these images. The toy camera presents a primitive image with soft focus; distortion and image fall off (darkening at the edges). These qualities evoke the feelings and sense of memory and imagination that is located within these primitive and ephemeral structures.

Event Sponsor James Boag and Lion Nathan


Outstanding Design Graduates 2010 University of Canberra

03 Dec 2010 – 29 Jan 2011

CREAM  brings together the outstanding design graduates from the diverse range of design disciplines including Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design and Interior Design.

The work highlights the range of complex design briefs provided by the talented staff in the Faculty of Arts and Design and the inventive, creative responses of the graduating students.

As a springboard to professional Careers, CREAM brings to the public the future today and indicates the excellent reputation that the University of Canberra has for design.

Exhibition Coordinator: Geoff Hinchcliffe

Concept Designer: Erin Collett

2010 national architecture awards

29 Oct 2010 – 26 Nov 2010

A public exhibition of Australia’s latest award-winning architecture – designed by the nation’s top architects and photographed by our most talented architectural photographers .

The ‘2010 National Architecture Awards Exhibition’features the 33 projects announced as winners of this year’s Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards. The winners were announced at a special ceremony last night at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. To coincide, full-colour glossy images of all projects will be on public display at the Gallery of Australian Design on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin from today.

Winning projects by leading architects including Peter Stutchbury Architecture, Donovan Hill, WOHA, Durbach Block Architects, Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, Wood/Marsh, Kerry Hill Architects, and HASSELL are featured in the exhibition. Leading photographers featured include John Gollings, Brett Boardman, Anthony Browell, Jon Linkins, Earl Carter, Ray Joyce, Peter Bennetts, and Diana Snape.

Visitors can view the home described by this year’s awards jury as ‘impossible to leave’ and crowned ‘best residential’ project in Australia, or the award-winning house working as both home and art museum. The great depth and breadth of public architecture projects with exemplary ‘community spirit’ and beauty will also be a highlight. 

The diverse range of international projects receiving awards this year will also feature. Visitors can admire the innovation and creativity of this year’s Jorn Utzon Award for International Architecture – the Met apartment building in central Bangkok, or delight at the sublime serenity of the Wall House on the Japanese coast, or the Alila Villas on the northern Indonesian coast.

two german architectures


01 Oct 2010 – 23 Oct 2010

Two German Architectures is a survey exhibition on the architectural achievements of East and West Germany prior to reunification in 1989. Presented at the Gallery of Australian Design by the Goethe-Institut Australia.

The exhibition approaches its subject with more questions than answers while tracing the diverging and converging aspects of the two apparently separate architectural discourses. The cultural, political and economic contexts of the built works are examined in light of different consenting authorities and architectural history.

Two German Architectures attempts to provide a new basis for comparative studies by publishing so far unknown material from East and West German archives and to initiate further debate regarding the design of homes and memorials and how architectural form relates to tradition and innovation.

Included in the exhibition are the results of a perennial research project at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (University of Fine Arts, Department of Architecture) .The curators of the project, Simone Hain and Hartmut Frank participated as well as numerous students with their studies and models.


An exhibition by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) in cooperation with the Föderation der Deutschen Architektursammlungen (Federation of German Architectural Archives).

Event Sponsor

Lion Nathan and James Boag

Accompanying Events:

Planning means Dividing 
Lecture by Simone Hain

Tuesday 28 September

12.30pm  – 2.30pm
Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra

Opening and Launch of Berlin Dayz Program

Thursday 30 September

6.00pm  –  7.30pm

Gallery of Australian Design

Floor Talk with Simone Hain

Thursday 30 September


Gallery of Australian Design

Simone Hain is the co-curator of this exhibition. She is Professor of the History of Architecture in Graz, Austria and specialises in East German and Eastern European architectural history.

design media in australia

04 Aug 2010 – 25 Sep 2010

Design Media in Australia is an exhibition promoting published design in Australia. The exhibition models itself on a trade fair where Australia’s premier design magazines have created free standing installations for a person to interact with their product. The maximum allocated space for each title is 1.8 x 1.8 meters squared. As the installations are being made off site it is intended that they work in a free standing space and not be dependent of the fixed walls in the gallery.

Invited titles include: 

Architecture Australia, Houses, Artichoke, Landscape Architecture Australia, Indesign, DQ, Habitus, Green, Desktop Magazine, Inside, Architectural Review, King Brown, Blank, Empty, Orphan and Process Journal.

Curator Jas Hugonnet

Event sponsor Lion Nathan and James Boag

Images Cole Bennetts

abundant highlights

01 Jul 2010 – 24 Jul 2010

Following the phenomenal success at the 11th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice 2008, models from the Abundant Australia Exhibition will be showing at the Gallery of Australian Design (GAD) in partnership with the Australian Institute of Architects. 
The Abundant exhibition in Venice showcased over 300 interpretive models from abstract forms to architectural fragments, responding to the Venice Biennale Director Aaron Betsky’s theme: ‘Out there: architecture beyond the building’. It is a reinstallation reminiscent of the original ‘garden of architectural artefacts’, curated by Creative Directors Neil Durbach, Vince Frost, Wendy Lewin, Kerstin Thompson & Gary Warner.

The ‘Abundant Highlights’ exhibition will see over 100 of these models, from emerging and established practices around Australia. This exhibition uses models to demonstrate the breadth and depth of Australia’s architectural practice, highlighting Australia’s diverse architectural history and inspirational future. 

This is the final showing of ‘Abundant Highlights’, as it returns to Australia after Asialink managed and coordinated its Asian touring leg; Abundant Highlights exhibited in Bangkok, Singapore and Malaysia.

Prior to this, it featured in Victoria’s State of Design Festival, and exhibited in Sydney’s Object Gallery. 
Australian presentation selected and supported by Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design. Abundant Highlights is a major project of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Event sponsor Lion Nathan and James Boag

university of canberra campus design ideas competition

Special public viewing till Sunday

23 Jun 2010 – 27 Jun 2010

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.

glenn murcutt

architecture for place

17 Mar 2010 – 26 Apr 2010

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.