NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE 2012: THE FRINGE EXPERIENCE
EMAGN 2012 EXHIBITION
When: Thursday 10 May – Sunday 10 June
Where: Asia Pacific Design Library, State Library of Queensland
The EMAGN2012 exhibition celebrates the diversity, quality and experimental nature of emerging architectural work undertaken in Australia in the last 10 years. The exhibition, a partnership between the Australian Institute of Architects and the State Library of Queensland [SLQ], will promote selected work to the architectural and broader community through SLQ’s Asia Pacific Design Library and associated online databases.
POSTCARDS TO BRISBANE, WISH YOU WERE HERE
PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION AND STREET EXHIBITION
When: (Exhibition) Thursday 10 May - Thursday 7 June
Where: Grey Street, South Brisbane
Associated websites: southbankcorporation.com.au, visitsouthbank.com.au
Postcards to Brisbane is a photographic exhibition and competition hosted by South Bank Corporation with the support of the Australian Institute of Architects, Young Architects Queensland, and coordinated by the Architectural Practice Academy.
In the lead up to the conference, architects from around Australia are invited to submit photographs that tell a graphic story about their surroundings and adventures.
Postcards to Brisbane will be publicly exhibited on Grey Street, a busy restaurant strip only a minute’s walk from the conference venue, in a highly visible outdoor exhibition. The work will be on show from the commencement of the conference, and remain on display for a month. A shortlist of entries will be displayed and judged at the conference Closing Party Aperture, held on the night of 12 May and hosted by Street and Garden Furniture Co.
Postcards to Brisbane is free, and open to delegates of the Australian Institute of Architects National Conference, friends and family, students and design professionals.
Entries are open to anyone with a photographic device of any kind. Entry is free and individuals are invited to submit five photographs.
“Postcards to Brisbane” (wish you were here)
What is it that makes you tick? What do you love about where you are? Share with us delights from your immediate surroundings and everyday adventure.
Submit via email to email@example.com by Friday April 27.
Submission format: JPEG, A5 landscape @ 300 DPI.
Photos of what you are about to eat are strictly not allowed.
Winners will be decided by popular vote and prizes will be awarded at the EMAGN closing party on the night of May 12. First prize is a fantastic outdoor bench, valued at $1400, kindly sponsored by Street and garden Furniture Co.
The prize includes shipping to any location in Australia.
There will also be awards for minor placings to be announced at the closing party, and shipped if required.
SMALL BARS TOUR
When: Thursday 10 May, 7.30pm
Where: CBD, Fortitude Valley, West End (Meet @ //Venue 1)
Tickets: Free event. Registration required.See links to individual tours below
Brisbane nightlife - a contradiction of terms? Well, no. Join our dedicated team of bar flies as we guide you through the city and the adjacent suburbs, exploring the hidden culture of Brisbane one drink at a time.
Fortitude Valley: once an alternate business district for unsavoury types who were not allowed to set-up shop in the CBD, is now home to a bustling nightlife. Sleek bars, industrial re-fits, live music & a vibrant Chinatown, the Valley has something or somewhere for everyone.
Brisbane's CBD is a changin'; there is a tangible sense of renewal and rebirth and as people move back into the city they are seeking hidden coffee spots and night-time nooks for sipping. Let us take you there and observe the transformation.
West End: straddling the original city boundary is the wild west of the settlement; rough as guts til the cocktails moved in. Still an eclectic mix today, West End & Highgate Hill blend hippie with hipster and families with foodies.
We have selected our favourite places to show you - interesting fit-outs, good drinks, a local and the designer (at most venues) on hand to guide you through- so you can really appreciate and understand the space; G&T in hand.
Capacity: 15 people per tour
//Venue 1: Tank Bar and Restaurant
Location: North Quarter Lane
Designer: Donovan Hill
Located in North Quarter Lane, a new laneway created through Santos Place by Donovan Hill, connects the CBD to Kurilpa Bridge through South Brisbane and beyond. The bar is incorporated into the cobbled stone laneway space with a series of bespoke bar tables, and cosy alcoves and sandstone ruins.
//Venue 2: SWN (Super WhatNot)
//Venue 3: The Laneway [Spencer Lane]
Location: Burnett Lane
Designer: Marc&Co in collaboration with Nielsen Workshop
The new bar that’s sprung up where the Laneways Project left off. A cool, new, industrial bar renovated from the store room of a beauty school, tucked down a dark, unassuming laneway. Craft beer on tap, gourmet snackery and an eclectic soundtrack make this inner city hide away the place to be Super. Whatnot.
Location: Spencer Lane
The Laneway brings cosmopolitan bar culture to the city, with freshly squeezed citrus juices, premium ice, and an extensive range of back bar and first pour spirits. A large screen mounted across the laneway enables film to be projected over the divide creating a laneway experience unique to Brisbane.
TOUR 2_WEST END
Capacity: 20 people per tour
//Venue 1: Torbreck Home Units
Location: 182 Dornoch Tce, Highgate Hill
Designer: Aubrey Job and Robert Froud
Completed in 1960, Torbreck, a home unit building designed by architects Aubrey Job and Robert Froud was Queensland’s first high-rise mixed use apartment development. Heritage listed and located on the prominent crest of Highgate Hill, Torbreck is a landmark building visible from many places in Brisbane.
Torbreck was a benchmark in ‘modern living’ and the original concept included a mixed use development with shops and a restaurant on the ground floor of the complex but was not built due to difficulty obtaining approval from Brisbane City Council and finance. Come share a drink at the bar that never was and take in arguably the best view in Brisbane from the space-age observation deck.
//Venue 2: Pear Cafe & Bar
Location: Gladstone Rd, Highgate Hill
Nestled between the local Indian and an abandoned greek sweets shop, opposite the TAB and night owl - Pear definitely got in before the place got hip. An extension of your living room, more community meeting place, than hottest new thing, Pear serves excellent coffee & toast all day, with a switch to local beers & tasty nibbles at night. An incredibly low budget dictated a DYI & recycled aesthetic; with eclectic touches. Think plywood, pantone cups, communal table and couches.
//Venue 3: Sling Lounge
Location: Boundary St, West End
A cocktail lounge with a hefty volume for drinks menu, Sling Lounge has perfected the classics and educated themselves on the latest and greatest in drink technology. Priding themselves on the finest spirits and premium produce, Sling is relaxed stalwart to the main strip of West End, Boundary St.
Relax in the courtyard with a martini, margarita or mojito; while we serenade you with a pictorial history of the West End built environment & nightlife, presented by local architects (just the interesting bits, we promise).
TOUR 3_FORTITUDE VALLEY
Capacity: 15 people
//Venue 1: Kerbside
Location: 766 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley – Located behind Fringe Bar along Constance Street
Designer: Brand and Slater Architects
Brimming with industrial charm, Kerbside Bar is an alleyway retreat to make any Melbourne aficionado proud. Kerbside is packed full of character and homely atmosphere, offering a visual treat of retro couches, vintage bric-a-brac and street art adorning the walls. The decor maybe second hand but the fantastic drinks selection is second to none.
//Venue 2: Bowery
Location: Ann Street
Designer: David Kirwan + Owners
Exposed brick walls, wooden booths, and a comfortable courtyard set the scene for one of Brisbane’s most intimate and sophisticated jazz venues. The atmospheric cocktail bar, modelled on Prohibition-era speakeasies, The Bowery offers a unique and intimate drinking experience.
//Venue 3: Cloudland
Location: 641 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
Speaker: John Allen - Katarzyna Group
Cloudland exists as an ‘urban oasis’ within Brisbane’s fortitude valley entertainment district. Designed by Nic Brunner, well known for his work on other venues including the Press Club and Family nightclubs, Cloudland is visually stunning with a decadent interior of over 5,000 climbing and sprawling plants, a 10m waterfall, a handcrafted glass ball bar, and an impressive retractable glass roof. Conceptually, Cloudland draws from the open tree-top watering holes in the jungles of South America, to the pulsing beat of a chic Parisian discotheque, the inspiration behind Cloudland is an unexplainable yet delightful fusion of cultures and customs, and an experience you’ll never forget.
DULUX EMERGING CREATIVES DRINKS
When: Friday 11 May, 7.00pm
Where: Turbine Hall, Brisbane Powerhouse
Tickets: Free event sponsored by Dulux and the Brisbane Powerhouse. Registration required at:
This is a casual event where we invite local and interstate conference attendees to connect with Brisbane creatives over a game of Design Trivia, prior to Pecha Kucha Night Brisbane. The gathering will consist of architects, graphic designers, photographers, landscape architects, urban designers, interior designers, artist and every creative in between. We’ll provide the drinks, you bring the chat.
PECHAKUCHA NIGHT BRISBANE
When: Friday 11 May, 8.20pm
Where: Turbine Hall, Brisbane Powerhouse
Tickets: Free event sponsored by Dulux, the Brisbane Powerhouse, Dunn and Moran Landscape Architects and EmAGN
Pecha Kucha is a worldwide phenomenon that provides a forum where creative work can be easily and informally shown. Beginning in Tokyo in 2003, this renowned design presentation format (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide) was pioneered by Klein Dytham Architecture and has spread internationally to over 450 cities. It is patented to keep the presentations concise, inspiring, interesting and to the point. Pecha Kucha Night Brisbane provides a relaxed forum for creatives to promote cross disciplinary collaboration and connections. More than 280 creatives over 27 volumes have shared their designs, thoughts and ideas with Brisbane. Expect a social and engaging night out, with fresh ideas, discussion, drinks and a vibrant crowd. Spread the word; join the conversation.
APERTURE: EXHIBITION CLOSING PARTY
When: Saturday 12 May, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Where: Studio 13, Kurilpa Road, West End
Tickets: $20 REGISTER NOW
Hosted by Street & Garden Furniture Co, and supported by the Architectural Practice Academy and the Australian Institute of Architects
Aperture celebrates entries from the Postcards to Brisbane Street Exhibition and offers an informal ending to the conference. Hosted by Street & Garden Furniture Co. with the Architectural Practice Academy and the Australian Institute of Architects, this ticketed Fringe Experience is open to delegates of the Australian Institute of Architects National Conference, friends and family, students and design professionals. A short bus trip from the conference venue, ‘Studio 13’ is a warehouse with dramatic character and will be the perfect backdrop for a casual, colourful get-together with colleagues. Party guests will be invited to judge Postcards to Brisbane shortlisted entries through the democratic allocation of sticky dots. The most popular images by general consensus will be awarded with great prizes (and honour) on the night. Drinks and finger food provided.
Street & Garden Furniture Co.
For more information about Street & Garden Furniture Co. and the venue, please visit their website: streetandgarden.com
Architectural Practice Academy
For more information on the APA, please visit their website: apa.qld.gov.au