Published 25 August 2021
The place Ecopolis 2, the world's first ecocity. The time -- mid-afternoon 3rd November 2007.
The Sandgate Environmental Sculpture has involved the local community in both designing and creating the sculpture.
Published December 1991
Landscape art by Roger Noakes and Flightpath.
Ecologically sustainable development is a stated aim of our national and state governments. Unless we can stimulate a higher and more sustained level of discussion on what this means, our progressis likely to remain fitful and unfocussed. Hopefully this article will stimulate the debate!
Two recent shows in Melbourne of installations by Alex Danko have investigated issues indirectly referring to architecture and the private and social body within the Australian environment.
Placemaking in Newport, Geelong and North Carlton.
Exhibition review Time Warps Sound Installation by Ros Bandt Composing Women's Festival
Adelaide South Australia
The Mangroves Discovery Cycle was a Community Arts Project which gave a group of school children an opportunity to explore the environment. Located in Cairns, far North Queensland.
Australian cities cannot continue to grow in the manner to which we've become accustomed. The environmental, social and economic costs are simply too great. There needs to be a qualitative change to the way we build and live in them.
David Cranswick's work in Perspecta 1991 entitled Constructing Nature was one of the most successful and moving of the Western Sites Component.
New Zealand is not only snake less and nuclear free but also has a tradition of earth buildings. In pre European times, Maori utilised the ground's insulating properties by partially sinking thatched roofed houses into the ground.
..the response to a site was very much tied up with the way humans had mediated the experience. Yes trees and forests were sacred but that didn't mean that you couldn't touch them. Our mediation of course must be sensitive - be fearless yet thoughtful... Series of black and white photographs accompany the article.
Exhibition review Possessed: Virginia Barratt, Simryn Gill, Richard Grayson, Michele Luke, Julienne Pierce, Steve Wigg
Bullring Jam Factory
6 October - 3 November 1991