Forever Now: On Designing a Home for Contemporary Art



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Image by Mark Strizik.
Within the ever expanding network of purpose built and re-appropriated buildings designed to house and display contemporary art and its associated discourse, this panel discussion investigates the possible guidelines and outcomes for the creation of these spaces, and explores the important relationship between architects and the contemporary Australian arts ecology.
How is a contemporary narrative suggested through architecture and design? What is the significance of this to the community when we don’t all share the same perspective. The event’s speakers are central to the cultural and contemporary arts community in Australia. They represent diverse perspectives and experiences and will together interrogate their insights into the architecture of cultural institutions.

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