Centenary

2018

THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN & PLANNING

THE CENTENARY EXHIBITION: A RETROSPECTIVE

Curated by Chris Fox and Iakovos Amperidis this exhibition celebrates the first one hundred years of the School, highlighting the innovative, radical, creative, and pioneering spirit of the school; spanning multiple disciplines, mediums and time periods.

The exhibition takes the form of a site-specific installation assembled throughout the gallery. Inspiration for its design was drawn from the activities of the Architectural Science discipline throughout the 1960-70s, where large experimental constructs were built to test a variety of materials and forms. Composed solely of aluminium and scaffold, the installation is an abstract topography of time; where flux, rupture, and continuity reveal layers of the school’s history.

Wide ranging contributions and activities by both students and staff are on display including; examples of work from the founder of the School, Professor Leslie Wilkinson; public works of Ellice Maud Nosworthy - one of the first of nine to graduate at the school in 1922; the student built ‘Autonomous House’ of 1974-78; the activist architecture of Col James; and work by former student Robert Woodward, designer of the iconic ‘El Alamein Memorial Fountain’ of Kings Cross. 

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