Exhibitions /
MODEL PRACTICE, THE ART OF MODEL MAKING. AN EXHIBITION OF ARCHITECTURE MODELS

"MODEL PRACTICE, THE ART OF MODEL MAKING. AN EXHIBITION OF ARCHITECTURE MODELS"
Sydney Architecture Festival
Lumière Regent Place, Property Display Centre, Sydney (1 - 10 November 2013)
FEATURED WORK: COOGEE HOUSE, BELL ROMERO HOUSES

Houses

"2012 NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS EXHIBITION"
Gallery of Australian Design, Canberra
November 9 - December 1 2012
FEATURED WORK: BELL ROMERO HOUSES

BETWEEN US: A FABRICATED CLOAK: GARMENTS FOR PARTNERS + PARTNERSHIPS

"BETWEEN US: A FABRICATED CLOAK: GARMENTS FOR PARTNERS + PARTNERSHIPS" 'Sexuate Subjects: Politics, Poetics and Ethics' Conference Exhibition
University College London, London, United Kingdom (3 - 5 December 2010)
Convenors: Professor Jane Rendell and Dr Ana Araujo
FEATURED WORK: PIECE ABOUT TONY CHENCHOW AND STEPHANIE LITTLE
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Houses

"NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS EXHIBITION"
Gallery of Australian Design, Canberra
February 3 - March 6 2010

AR

"ABUNDANT HIGHLIGHTS"
Selected Works from the 11th International Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy
The Object Gallery, Sydney, Australia (7 February - 5 April 2009)
BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia (15 - 25 July 2009)
Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand (25 September - 17 October 2009)
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore (30 November 2009 - 7 Feb 2010)
National Art Gallery, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (19 April - 16 May 2010)
Gallery of Australian Design (GAD) Canberra (1 - 24 July 2010)
Curators: Neil Durbach, Vince Frost, Wendy Lewin, Kerstin Thompson and Gary Warner.
Commissioner: Lucy Turnbull
Featured works: PITCHED ROOF HOUSE AND SKYLIGHT HOUSE

Wallpaper

"ABUNDANT AUSTRALIA"
11th International Architecture Biennale
Venice, Italy (14 September - 23 November 2008)
Curators: Neil Durbach, Vince Frost, Wendy Lewin, Kerstin Thompson and Gary Warner.
Commissioner: Lucy Turnbull
Featured works: PITCHED ROOF HOUSE AND SKYLIGHT HOUSE

ILU

"OUT FROM UNDER: AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTURE NOW"
American Institute of Architects, Seattle (December 1, 2007 - January 15, 2008)
American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (March 8 - April 27, 2007)
Royal Australian Institute of Architects International Committee, Hong Kong (17 April - 30 April 2008)
Royal Australian Institute of Architects International Committee, Kunming, China opened by The Hon Simon Crean MP (from 5 May 2009)
Royal Australian Institute of Architects International Committee, Southern China University of Technology, Guangzhou opened by the Australian Consul-General in Guangzhou, Sean Kelly (3 - 10 June 2009)
Curator: Anthony Burke, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Featured works: SZIRTES HOUSE, SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE, PITCHED ROOF HOUSE

Habitus

"YOUNG ARCHITECTS EXHIBITION"
The Australian Architecture Association, (Sydney, October, 2005)
Curator: Gerard Reinmuth Opened by: Glenn Murcutt

 

Talks /
BRESIC WHITNEY ART COLLECTION VIEWING

"BRESIC WHITNEY ART COLLECTION VIEWING"
MCA Ambassador Private Viewing, Bresic Whitney Office
(4 July 2013)

Structures Seminar UNSW

"LOOPHOLES, MUTATIONS, PRECEDENTS - THREE ASPECTS OF A SMALL PRACTICE"
MSD Director's Series, University of Melbourne
(16 May 2012)

Structures Seminar UNSW

"STRUCTURES SEMINAR"
University of New South Wales, Sydney
(18 September 2010)

Structures Seminar UNSW

"CHENCHOW LITTLE"
University of New South Wales, Sydney
(13 September 2010)

UNI SA Adelaide

"CHENCHOW LITTLE"
University of South Australia, Adelaide
(12 August 2010)

New Zealand Institute of Achitects - Skycity Auckland Convention Centre

"CHENCHOW LITTLE - SUBURBAN HOUSES"
New Zealand Institute of Architects CPD Days 2010
Skycity Auckland Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
(14-15 May 2010)
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Christchurch, New Zealand
(17-18 May 2010)

AGNSW Talk

"CHENCHOW LITTLE"
Contempo Events - Art and Architecture Lecture Series
Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
(7 October 2009)

NGA Talk

"CHENCHOW LITTLE"
Contemporary Australian Architects 2009 Speaker Series
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
(12 August 2009 at 6.00pm)

AIA

"ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS",
NSW Royal Australian Institute of Architects,
'Tuesday Night Talks'
(4 September 2007)

UTS

"IMPORT/EXPORT AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTURE ABROAD"
University of Technology, Sydney
(16 June 2007)

Pecha Kucha

"CHENCHOW LITTLE, SELECTED WORKS"
Pecha Kucha, Sydney
(29 March 2007)

Tongji

"CHENCHOW LITTLE, SELECTED WORKS - DETAILING AND CONSTRUCTION"
Tongji University
(Shanghai, 2005)

Tours /
Australian Achitecture Association

"SZIRTES HOUSE"
Australian Architecture Association,
'White Tours of Architecture'
Residential Tour 2008

Australian Achitecture Association

"SZIRTES HOUSE" Australian Architecture Association,
'White Tours of Architecture'
Residential Tour 2006

BETWEEN US: A FABRICATED CLOAK: GARMENTS FOR PARTNERS + PARTNERSHIPS

ABSTRACT /

JANE LAWRENCE AND RACHEL HURST
ART, ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Partners in architecture and design are often clothed in orthodox professional guise, as impartial and equal marriages. However when these partnerships extend beyond the purely professional and into sexual relationships and familial bonds, what can be made of the associations between private lives that cannot be seen and practice that is visibly built? This exhibition responds to the work of three distinguished contemporary Australian design partnerships, each selected as a pertinent study for the ties that bind professional and private lives. The collection will consist of abstract t-shirts derived from spatial and structural analyses of works from each couple’s practice, and imbued with perceived qualities of tensions and tolerances within their pairing.

Constructed from the conventional materials and techniques of architectural representation, these lightweight fabrications are crafted from detail and tracing paper. They are inscribed with dimensions, diagrams and text relating to the built work and union. Traditional dressmaking craft is employed in allusion to the everyday, which underwrites the constancy of long-standing partnerships. Deliberate asymmetry in the pieces implies that partnerships are not always equal; their varying degrees of translucency and opacity suggest that for every coupling there are degrees of difference and alignment. Designed as works to be viewed in the round, the apparel is to be hung or suspended within a slipstream of air either natural or artificially induced. The fluttering and whirling movement of the intentionally fragile garments is a metaphor for the often tenuous and turbulent nature of close associations.

Biography: Rachel Hurst and Jane Lawrence are Senior Lecturers in architecture and interior architecture respectively. Their collaborative research from a professional partnership and friendship of over 30 years focuses on domesticity and the everyday, and alliances between food and architecture. Their research alliance is manifested in exhibited works, publications and an awarded teaching practice.



Hurst Exhibition

Hurst Exhibition