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Structural Test of Timber Hyperbolic Paraboloid, circa 1963-73, Department of Architectural Science, University of Sydney, Credit: ADP

The Centenary Exhibition

A Retrospective of the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, from 1918 – present
The Centenary exhibition highlights the innovative, radical, creative, and pioneering spirit of the school, taking the form of a sculptural super-structure revealing layers of the schools’ history.

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 installation takes form 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 will be 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.   

View the full image gallery here.  

Curated by Chris Fox and Iakovos Amperidis, the exhibition aims to commemorate and celebrate the School by mining the deep layers of its diverse and innovative history.

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

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

Exhibition Sponsors
Sign Wave Newtown

Tin Sheds Gallery

  • 148 City Road, Darlington Sydney, NSW
Opening hours
Tuesday - Friday 11am – 5pm Saturday 10am – 2pm