The Incinerator Art Space
is featuring "The Unity of Art and Life - A Tribute to Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin
" in Sydney, 20 March to 7 April 2013. The exhibition the centenary of the arrival of the Griffins in Sydney, after winning the competition to design the city of Canberra. The exhibition is in the Willoughby Incinerator
, one of the few remaining public buildings
in Australia designed by Walter Burley Griffin and now a cultural center.
The Unity of Art and Life - A Tribute to Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin
Leading Sydney designers and architects present new work in a
tribute exhibition to mark the centenary of the Griffins’ arrival in
Australia in 1913.
20 Mar 2013-7 Mar 2013
A show at the Burley Griffin designed Incinerator Art Space in
Willoughby, “The exhibition is a tribute to the Griffins rather than a
show about them,” says curator Dr Mark Stiles. “A number of other
exhibitions on during the year, especially in Canberra, will cover the
Griffins' lives and work in detail.
“In contrast The Unity of Life and Art will respond to the
Griffins' ideals by presenting work made in the same spirit,” he says.
“The Griffins brought the principles of the Arts and Crafts movement
with them when they came to Australia - truth to materials, respect for
handicraft, honesty in purpose and simplicity in design - and it is
these principles that the exhibition also seeks to honour.
“As well as architecture and town planning the Griffins' work covered
landscape architecture, furniture and lighting design, and
draftsmanship and illustration. The Unity of Life and Art will cover a range of creative practice nearly as diverse as the Griffins' own.”
For further information regarding the show, contact Mark Stiles on email@example.com or 9660 1158
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