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Structural Test of Timber Hyperbolic Paraboloid, circa 1963-73, Department of Architectural Science, University of Sydney
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The Centenary Exhibition

Curated by Chris Fox and Iakovos Amperidis

The Centenary exhibition highlights the innovative, radical, creative, and pioneering spirit of the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, taking the form of a sculptural super-structure revealing layers of the schools’ history.

Exhibition dates: 20th September - 19th November

Celebrating the first one hundred years of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney, this exhibition highlights the innovative, radical, creative, and pioneering spirit of the school; spanning multiple disciplines, mediums and time periods.

The exhibition takes the form of a site-specific installation assembled throughout the gallery. Inspiration for its design was drawn from the activities of the Architectural Science discipline throughout the 1960-70s, where large experimental constructs were built to test a variety of materials and forms.

Composed solely of aluminium and scaffold, the high tensile surfaces act as an abstract topography of time; where flux, rupture, and continuity reveal layers of the school’s history.

Wide ranging contributions and activities by both students and staff were on display including; examples of work from the founder of the School, Professor Leslie Wilkinson; public works of Ellice Maud Nosworthy - one of the first of nine to graduate at the school in 1922; the student built ‘Autonomous House’ of 1974-78; the activist architecture of Col James; and work by former student Robert Woodward, designer of the iconic ‘El Alamein Memorial Fountain’ of Kings Cross.   


Curated by Chris Fox and Iakovos Amperidis

Exhibition Team: Katie Hubbard / Sooyeon Lim / Justin van Ryneveld / Christina Rita / Harry Stitt

Installation Team: Hannah Riley / Sam Bennett / Sach Catts / Paul Greedy

Photos by Jacqui Manning © 2018

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