Published 25 August 2021
Artist's involvement in the Mt Lesueur Campaign -- 200 km north of Perth, Western Australia.
Exhibition review Backward Glance: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art Western Australia
6 - 30 September 1991
A Sideways Glance: Galerie Dusseldorf
13 September - 6 October 1991
Published December 1991
Faced with these complexities, it is hardly surprising that many designers find the proto-type solar house to be a preferable starting point.
In these days of environmental awareness it is pleasing to see a growing awareness of the need to improve urban environments. This is not to say that we should, yet again, be looking after the concerns of people over and above the needs of the natural environment.
A new paradigm of design is starting to emerge as a result of the efforts of those members of the design community who are concerned with the extent, as well as the underplaying, of our global environmental crisis.
The headbutting syndrome which is normally associated with the oppositional mental locations of the engineering versus the environmental are here reconciled in the combined communities' new park. It should become their most treasured recreational amenity. Located two hours south of Perth, Western Australia.
Exhibition review Lindy Lee - paintings
Contemporary Art Centre
Adelaide South Australia
The South Australian Co-operative Housing Bill allowed for the creation of a new housing authority to administer co-operative housing independently of other forms of public housing was passed in October 1991. This coincides with the Federal Government's recognition, through the National Housing Strategy, of the need to explore "innovative forms of social housing which fit between the extremes of private and public tenure."
This issue of Artlink tries to flag some of the issues for designers in Australia today, and to document just some of the changes which are happening.
David Cranswick's work in Perspecta 1991 entitled Constructing Nature was one of the most successful and moving of the Western Sites Component.
There is a video which shows the noted Viennese artist Hundertwasser sitting on a bucket in his public home unit in Vienna City, uttering this exhortation. He then takes the bucket upstairs to a roof garden of sorts and dumps the contents into a compost bin.
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.