Unrealised Architecture
Digital photograph
© 2008

Featured Artists: HUGH ADAMSON (Architect), JESSE BATES (Photographer), SIMONE BLISS (Landscape Architect), SARAH BOWE (Artist), LISA BRENNAN (Architect), TIM CLAYTON (Architect), GREG DICKSON (Architect), MEGG EVANS (Interior Architect), KYLIE FORBES (Sculptural Installation Artist)

Unrealised Architectural works exist in many guises, modest & grand, sculptural & pragmatic. Many realised architectural works are actually the remnants of an ideal unrealised design. Others are the conceptual seeds that germinate into works found in all areas of the arts.

The value of great architecture, be it in its initial imaginative stages or in the final scheme, lies in the force and power of its possibilities and ability to inspire. The focus in this exhibition is to present a variety of unrealised works which range in both perspective and application. Works from landscape, interior and architectural designers stand amongst that of painters, photographers and sculptors, each of which respond to the architectural possibilities of their own practice.

The projects presented here share the theme “Unrealised Architecture”. The displays include architectural projects that have fallen short of the expectations of the architect and/or client; works that scour the landscape for new forms and practices; models that research lost construction arts; considerations of structures that play with time; concepts for inner-urban space that revitalise community interaction and excursions into the future possibilities of architectural composition and realisation in the contemporary metropolis.