Published 01 December 2020
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.
Written with June Fermo. Looks at the issues in a townscape project, faced by the community of Gordonvale 21 km south of Cairns in northern Queensland.
Published December 1991
Exhibition review Subject/Object Arthouse
Placemaking in Newport, Geelong and North Carlton.
Faced with these complexities, it is hardly surprising that many designers find the proto-type solar house to be a preferable starting point.
Exhibition review Gareth Sansom
1991 Indian Seventh Trienniale exhibition
University of South Australia Art Museum
12 September - 19 October 1991
In Brisbane the older suburbs are distinctive and a prime source of identity for this sub-tropical city. The timber tradition has left us a rich heritage. For this proposal we have taken an existing suburb with houses on 800m2 blocks. The houses are simple single frontal address buildings.
We all use rules. By looking at them critically we will precipitate a dynamic evolution in our understanding and practice of designing 'with the environment'.
It seems clear enough that women feel loss and the lack at the heart of the consumer society. But the creation of other riches, even in imagination, is hard to achieve....We need nevertheless to imagine other worlds, other ways - all of us- in order to sustain hope and inform desire.
Our town planners, our architects and we ourselves need to rethink the city. If downtown spaces, internal and external, are to become inhabitable, there needs to be a dramatic shift away from narrowly architectural conception of them and their functions towards an acoustic analysis.
Willmot Play Space has taken place over a four year period and has involved the conversion of a disused football field inot a community park.
Exhibition review Manifest Destiny: Ian North
Vast: David Stephenson
Contemporary Art Centre
14 September - 6 October 1991
The Brisbane Community Action Group CART (Citizens Advocating Responsible Transport) have recently won two awards....