Sunday, June 21, 2009

New Architecture from Berlin in Canberra

The Gallery of Australian Design opened in Canberra last month in Canberra, with two exhibitions: Stadt und Haus - New Architecture from Berlin and Far Away so Close . These were disappointing, consisting almost entirely of not very inspiring photographs. In a case of life imitating art, this gallery appears to be designed to find some excuse for an otherwise useless building in the Parliamentary triangle, as satirised in the TV comedy The Hollowmen.

The gallery is at Commonwealth Place, Parkes and open Wednesday to Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm. Unfortunately the gallery appears to have no web site associated with it. Perhaps the next exhibition will be better, whatever that might be (as there is no web site there is no way of knowing). But I suspect we will see this "galley" close within six months.

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