James Fairfax Theatre
Published in the 40th Anniversary year, VISION: Art, Architecture and the National Gallery of Australia celebrates the story behind the most significant landmark in the history of Australian architecture.
Join the National Gallery Director, Dr Nick Mitzevich and internationally respected architectural historian Professor Philip Goad for the launch of VISION: Art, Architecture and the National Gallery of Australia. Together they will discuss the ambition and beauty of the National Gallery building, delve into its design, construction and controversial aftermath, and 'dare to uncover its bones, revel in its concrete presence and retrieve its vision'.
National President of the Australian Institute of Architects, Shannon Battisson, will introduce the event and contextualise this significant building in the national landscape.
Designed by John Warwicker, VISION features an essay by Professor Philip Goad, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Chair of Architecture at the Melbourne School of Design, Melbourne University, and reflections from National Gallery curators Lucina Ward and Simeran Maxwell on the Gallery's first exhibition, alongside never-before-published images from the Gallery's photographic archive.
Copies of the publication will be available for purchase at the event.
Presented in partnership with the Australian Institute of Architects, ACT Chapter.
Free, bookings essential
Duration: 45 minutes