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Several award-winning architects and alumni are coming together to showcase six decades of UNSW graduate design excellence at a unique exhibition in October.
Curated by Dr Ainslie Murray, the exhibition, Architecture by Hand and Mind: 60 Years of Architecture at UNSW, will showcase the designs of UNSW Architecture alumni and associated practices from the mid-1950s to the present day.
The exhibition will feature a range of drawings and models from some of Australia’s best-known architects including award-winning UNSW alumni Glenn Murcutt, Ken Maher, Richard Johnson and Keith Cottier.
Murray explains that the exhibition will feature rarely seen sketches, developmental models and other fragments of the design process, revealing a collective spirit of agility across architecture and allied disciplines.
UNSW Director of Architecture Professor Xing Ruan says the celebration of 60 years of architectural education has provided an opportunity for the faculty to reflect on its legacy.
According to Ruan, UNSW Architecture has always struck a balance between teaching students about architecture as a social art, as well as focusing on the intellectual and technical artifice of architecture and the city. The title of the exhibition reflects UNSW’s motto, ‘knowledge by hand and mind’.
Featured architects include: Aileen Sage, Allen Jack + Cottier, the Anganwadi Project, Architectus, Benn + Penna, Casey Brown, Chenchow Little, CO-AP, Constructive Dialogue, Cracknell Lonergan, Dunn Hillam, Hassell, Jimmy Lim Design,Johnson Pilton Walker, Lippmann Partnership, Lymesmith, Glenn Murcutt, Natalie Rosin, Nobbs Radford, Ronald Lu & Partners, Sam Marshall, Scale Architecture, Shhorn, Stewart Hollenstein, Tzannes Associates, and Vivianne Marston.
Architecture by Hand and Mind: 60 Years of Architecture at UNSW will be held 19–25 October 2015 at the Ground Floor Gallery, Red Centre West Wing, UNSW Kensington campus.