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Contemporary Australian Architects
2002 Speaker Series

James O. Fairfax Theatre
National Gallery of Australia
All talks start 6pm

Wednesday 7 August
Timothy Hill
Donovan Hill Architects

Wednesday 14 August
James Legge
Six Degrees Pty Ltd

Wednesday 21 August
Shelley Penn
Shelley Penn Architect

Wednesday 28 August
Adrian Welke
Troppo Architects Pty Ltd, Darwin


The National Gallery of Australia and the Royal Australian Institute of Architects present the Contemporary Australian Architects 2002 Speaker Series. The series is sponsored by Boral.

Four of Australia's most innovative architects discuss the themes, issues and influences in their work, and provide an insight into their working process and design philosophy. The series highlights each architect's response to the Australian landscape, urban development and the changing needs and lifestyles of Australians.

Timothy Hill is a Principal of Donovan Hill Architects, a Brisbane-based practice that undertakes a wide range of commissions. Single house commissions have provided opportunities for experimentation, development and refinement. Donovan Hill was awarded the RAIA 2001 Robin Boyd Award for residential architecture.

James Legge is a Principal at Six Degrees, a Melbourne-based Architectural practice comprising of six principal architects (all with degrees one would imagine!). Six Degrees pursues an essentially modernist approach to composition. The practice enjoys a range of projects and actively seeks to maintain diversity.

Shelley Penn is a Sydney-based architect working on mainly residential projects. In 2000 Penn undertook a twelve-month appointment as Design Director, NSW Government Architect's Office. Penn's work has been widely published and exhibited. Her work strives to create emotionally resonant spaces.

Adrian Welke is a director of Troppo Architects NT a Darwin-based architectural practice. Troppo seeks to design an environmentally responsive regional architecture. Troppo has received numerous RAIA NT Chapter awards and has worked in association with Glenn Murcutt on the Bowali Information & Visitor's Centre in Kakadu National Park.

Series ticket $60; NGA/ RAIA Members/Concessions $50
Individual tickets $20; NGA/ RAIA Members/Concessions $15
Pre-purchased tickets or +61 2 6240 6504.

For further information:
David Sequeira +61 2 6240 6521