The exhibition making: fun @ SCALE is calling for submissions.

To be on public display at QV1 Perth as part of this year’s National Architecture Conference themed Making, the exhibition will feature established and emerging Australian designers working across multiple creative fields of urban design, architecture, visual arts, furniture and object design.

It will present questions on how designers pursue common themes or ideals through scale, translating the experience of the intimate through to the experience of the vast.

The exhibition asks the question of, “How consistent is the process in designing objects of various magnitude through the making of scaled or real size models, maquettes or prototypes?”

This question is famously depicted by Ray and Charles Eames in their seminal film the Powers of Ten.

If you are wishing to make a submission, participants need to submit an object accompanies by a single didactic panel.

Objects will preferably be of a tangible physical nature (although photography will be considered), whether it be sculpture; an urban model of the cityscape; a building junction; furniture; or something in between.

Designers are asked to submit a single jpeg image of your work, accompanies by a written EOI on a single A4 page, which includes the following information:

  • title and literal description of artefact (materials, dimensions and scale) 
  • your name and professional affiliation (if relevant) as you would like it to appear 
  • a short contributor’s biography (50 words) 
  • contextual/conceptual/ explanatory text (200 word abstract)

Submissions close Sunday, 16 March 2014 and need to be emailed to [email protected]

Participants will be responsible for the transport of pieces to and from the exhibition. Pieces will be curated to correspond to the concept of scale in the abstract.