Free talk & exhibition opening : “Shelter Union” 14 May

Posted on May 12, 2015 in Events
  • Embassy, Matthew Bird

    Embassy, Matthew Bird

Join us in the UNSW Galleries for a discussion with Australian architect Matthew Bird, whose experimental practice bridges architecture, interior design, installation art, performance and scenographic projects. Known for his guerrilla-style projects, Bird’s architectural atelier Studiobird has produced a range of architectural new build, interior design, installation and performance design projects that have advanced a non-traditional and experimental model of architectural practice. His current architectural installation Palanquin features in the forthcoming Shelter Union exhibition at UNSW Galleries.

Shelter Union presents experimental projects by Australian and international artists and architects informed by the disturbing rise of global crises requiring innovative solutions to urban space and housing. Visitors to the exhibition can expect to experience experimental architecture practices formulated through different mediums including immersive installations, sculptures, video, photography, audio and research material. This exhibition challenges traditional notions of architecture and art, stimulating ideas of architectures purpose and how practitioners are pushing boundaries. Shelter Union brings transdisciplinary practice to the forefront, asking audiences to reimagine the social, environmental, economic, and political fabric of our cities and how we will continue to live in urban settings.

Talk
Thurs 14 May, 5pm
Exhibition Opening
Thurs, 14 May, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates
15 May to 15 August
Where
UNSW Galleries
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd Paddington NSW 2021
Hours
Tues to Sat, 10am-5pm