13th International Docomomo Conference | Seoul 24-27.9.2014

Title The 13th International Docomomo Conference Seoul 2014 Theme Expansion and Conflict Date September 24~27, 2014 Venue National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul Hosted by Docomomo International Organized by International Docomomo Conference Seoul 2014 Organizing Committee Language English and Korean (Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.) Program 2014: Overview Speakers Doco Tours   Selected Abstracts for Presentation 1 Alex …

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TALK Icomos/4 - St Vincent’s Redfern: Erasing History





St Vincent’s Redfern: Erasing History

St Vincent’s Roman Catholic Church Group, including the Church, the old presbytery (now Jarjum School), and the old Patrician Bros school then Mercy convent (now the principal site for the Aboriginal Medical Service), is listed on the Local Environmental Plan, number 11348, and was last updated on 14 December 2012. It’s architectural history (Sheerin and Hennessy, 1886, plus 1930s additions) remains modest. It's cultural history, however, is disproportionately significant to its architectural status, thanks to the fundamental transformations that took place in and around the building from the early 1970s when Ted Kennedy and 2 other priests arrived. Before long, Aboriginal people found themselves welcomed by the new priests, who in turn worked with people like Bob and Sol Bellear, Shirley Smith and Naomi Mayers to encourage the Whitlam government to realise landrights and self determination via real projects. Supporting black leaders to establish The Block, the AMS, ALS, Black Theatre was complemented by the daily commitment to offering hospitality, friendship and practical support to those in need. When times were tough the church served as home, labour ward and mortuary. Yet its bare floorboards and peeling walls provided a setting for much creativity some of which took the form of temporary and permanent art works. All the artists, whether well known or not, had a connection of some sort with the community and valued its palpable commitment to social justice, inclusiveness across gender, age and faith, and creativity in and around the ceremonies. Everyone was made welcome, and the place was packed.

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Exhibition: Mid-Century Modern Australian Furniture Design

Mid-Century Modern Australian Furniture Design The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square | Level 3 Innovative furniture design took hold in Australia following World War Two, prompted in part by the availability of new materials (and sometimes the shortages of others), the development of new production techniques and the influx of European immigrants who were skilled in the …

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Exhibition | The Sievers Project



CCP Fitzroy | Melbourne - Gallery 2

Jane Brown, Cameron Clarke, Zoe Croggon, Therese Keogh, Phuong Ngo, Meredith Turnbull and Wolfgang Sievers

The Sievers Project

Six early career artists, working in photography through to installation, have responded in diverse ways to renowned Australian photographer Wolfgang Sievers (1913–2007), icon of 20th century Australian photography.

Sievers' commercial practice exemplifies mid-century positivism and modernity, and the mythmaking role of photography. As a German Jewish immigrant, he had a strong interest in refugees and human rights issues as well as an expressed commitment to representing the dignity of labour. The Sievers Project presents key historical works as a context for engaging the past through the present.

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The dining table is positioned on a raised area with the kitchen adjacent, accessed to the right of the table behind the bank of cabinets. The wall hanging is a piece of carpet.

Exhibition | Australian Iconic Houses

  Iconic Australian Houses: an exhibition by Karen McCartney, at Museum of Sydney (April - August 2014), is a behind-the-scenes exploration of 29 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60 years. Beginning in the 1950s with the works of a new breed of Australian architects, and culminating in key works from some of Australia’s contemporary masters. …

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FILM Melbourne: Oil Rocks: City Above the Sea | 18 June

Dado Film Society @ Robin Boyd House | Walsh Street | 18 June |  7pm.

Oil Rocks: City Above the Sea

2009, Dir. Marc Wolfensberger , 52 mins, Russian/Azerbaijani/French with English subtitles

Guest Speaker: Peter Raisbeck

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