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    Video competition gets all bothered about architecture of modern Queensland

    David Wheeldon

    The State Library event Hot and Bothered – Save Modern Queensland is inviting you to submit a three minute film on a mid-century modern building in Queensland that you love.

    The competition is part of the State Library of Queensland’s exhibition ‘Hot Modernism: building modern Queensland 1945–75’.

    The website explains:

    “Putting the terms ‘modern architecture’ and ‘heritage’ together suggests for many an oxymoron. This is particularly true in Queensland. Even though there is no reason why a twentieth century building should be considered less ‘historically significant’ than its eighteenth or nineteenth century counterpart, our mid-century modern is increasingly lost to new development, torn down with little public comment or debate. And yet, love it or hate it, the fact remains that Queensland’s modern architecture leaves no one unmoved.”

    “We invite you to get Hot and Bothered about the architecture of modern Queensland. Tell us about a building you love.  Help us to identify the hidden gems of Queensland modernism. What buildings are currently under threat? Which ones we should save? Lets start the debate.”

    Entry guidelines include that submissions be no longer than 3 minutes and should focus on a building that is located in Queensland, which was constructed in the period 1945-1975.

    They should also contain the phrase ‘love it’ or ‘hate it’ and be in by the deadline of 1 September 2014, 5pm.

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