JOHN GOLLINGS, GOLLINGS PHOTOGRAPHY
Gollings Photography is a photographic business based on the use of the latest digital technology producing strong iconic photographic imagery. John Gollings is one of Australia’s premier architectural photographer’s, who successfully applies a visionary ideology across all areas of his work - weather it be corporate, advertising, commercial, architectural, aerial or environmental. John’s works is characterised by strong formal composition but with a didactic, and wider, contextual viewpoint. He brings the technical resources and craft skills of a very experienced photographer to a discipline which often lacks either a point of view or the ability to express it. Recently more time has been spent on longer term projects with academic or cultural significance for books, exhibitions and fine prints.
IVAN RIJAVEC, RIJAVEC ARCHITECTS
Director B Arch M Arch FAIA
Rijavec Architects is headed by Principal Ivan Rijavec and is an innovative Australian architectural practice established in January 1979. Since then, the firm has been acknowledged in design journals, books, by way of Australian Institute of Architects’ merit awards, invitations to participate in forums and artists-in-residence programs, and requests to address professional and academic institutions throughout Australia.
DESIGN BY PIDGEON
Design By Pidgeon’s work has been described as satisfying the eye and the mind. Their approach, whether designing an identity, signage system, book or packaging, always starts
with a strong conceptual idea designed to engage their audience while communicating to them. Their strength is in the analysis of the brief, which allows the development of concepts that may be obvious or abstract, but always contain an element of the unexpected. The independent nature of the studio ensures that the creative direction of any project is managed hands-on by David Pidgeon.
PROFESSOR JEFFREY SHAW
Professor Jeffrey Shaw is regarded as one of the key international researchers in the field of interactive digital cinema. Professor Shaw is currently Director of the iCinema Research Centre, at the University of NSW’s Creative Media Institute. Under his direction, the Institute has become one of the world's premier research institutes in the field of interactive digital cinema. Professor Shaw has initiated, supervised or commissioned some of the most important international research projects in interactive narrative forms, including The Tree of Knowledge, 1998, by Bill Viola and Sonomorphosis by Bernd Lintermann.
FloodSlicer is a pioneer in the production of architectural 3D imagery using new technologies. Australia's leading exponent of digitally-produced stills and animations, they are known for grand iconography and sweeping cinematic scope, and are the acknowledged masters in photo-real architectural visualisations. The directors are Daniel Flood and Samantha Slicer.
NOW and WHEN media
NOW and WHEN Online media kit
For information and high-res images of the NOW and WHEN Australian Urbanism exhibit, please click here.
NOW and WHEN media releases
Click here for a record of the media releases issued regarding the 2010 Australian Venice Biennale exhibition, NOW and WHEN.
NOW and WHEN media coverage
To read some of the many articles that the NOW and WHEN exhibition generated please click here.
NOW and WHEN exhibition catalogue
The NOW and WHEN catalogue comprehensively documents the 'NOW and WHEN Australian Urbanism' exhibition at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale.
NOW highlights five of Australia's most interesting urban and non-urban regions as they are at the present. Photographer, John Gollings, has captured environments in Sydney, Melbourne, Surfers Paradise, Kalgoorlie and Newman. These images highlight contrasting views of these environments from macro-scapes at 20,000 feet to 'helicoptering' views of urban and architectural icons at close range. Presented anaglyphically, these amazing landscapes jump off the page when viewed using the supplied 3D glasses.
WHEN dramatically represents 17 futuristic urban environments collated from responses to the Designs for Australia's cities 2050+ competition. These futuristic scenarios dare to imagine Australian urban spaces in 50+ years time, with the intent of 'catapulting urban debate into eye-popping visceral entertainment set in a soundscape'.
With essays written by John Gollings, Ivan Riijavec, Craig Bremner and Daniel Flood, this 204 page limited edition book, protected by a custom made slip case, is a must have for audiences interested in the 2010 exhibition.
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Designs for Australia's cities 2050+ competition
Below are the 17 selected designs from the national 'Designs for Australia's cities 2050+' competition. A total of 17 proposals were chosen from the shortlist and were exhibited in the Australian Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Biennale. The Creative Directors were impressed by the range of approach and philosophy of the ideas expressed in both stages of the 'Designs for Australian Cities 2050+' Competition. In many ways the competition exceeded expectations and they look forward to broadcasting selected entries on the worldwide stage of the Biennale.
•Sydney 2050: Fraying Ground, RAG URBANISM, Richard Goodwin (Richard Goodwin Art/Architecture), Andrew Benjamin, Gerard Reinmuth (TERRIOR)
•Symbiotic City, Steve Whitford (University of Melbourne, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning) + James Brearley (BAU Brearley Architects and Urbanists, Adjunct Professor RMIT)
•The Fear Free City, Justyna Karakiewicz, Tom Kvan and Steve Hatzellis
•A City of Hope, EDMOND & CORRIGAN, Design - Peter Corrigan (everything), Realisation - Michael Spooner (and support)
•Mould City, Colony Collective, Madeleine Beech, Jono Brener, Nicola Dovey, Peter Raisbeck and Simon Wollan
•Sedimentary City, Brit Andresen and Mara Francis
•Aquatown, NH Architecture with Andrew Mackenzie
•Multiplicity, John Wardle Architects & Stefano Boscutti
•Ocean City, Arup, Alanna Howe, Alexander Hespe
•-41 + 41, Peck Dunin Simpson Architects, Fiona Dunin, Alex Peck, Andrew Simpsons in association with Martina Johnson, Third Skin, Eckersley Garden Architecture, Angus McIntyre, Tim Kreger
•Survival vs Resilience, BKK Architects (Tim Black, Julian Kosloff, Simon Knott, George Huon, Julian Faelli, Madeleine Beech, Jane Caught and Steffan Heath) Village Well, Charter Cramer and Daniel Piker
•Terra Form Australis, HASSELL, Holopoint & The Environment Institute, Tim Horton, Tony Grist, Prof Mike Young, Ben Kilsby, Sharon Mackay, Susie Nicolai, Mike Mouritz
•Island Proposition 2100 (IP2100), Scott Lloyd, Aaron Roberts (room11) and Katrina Stoll
•Implementing the Rhetoric, Harrison and White with Nano Langenheim, Marcus White, Stuart Harrison and Nano Lagenheim
•How Does it Make You Feel (HDIMYF), Ben Statkus (Statkus Architecture), Daniel Agdag, Melanie Etchell, William Golding, Anna Nguyen, Joel Ng
•Loop-Pool / Saturation City, McGauran Giannini Soon (MGS), Bild + Dyskors, Material Thnking, MGS - Eli Giannini, Jocelyn Chiew, Catherine Ranger, Bild - Ben Milbourne, Dyskors - Edmund Carter, Material Thinking - Paul Carter
•a tale of two cities, Billard Leece Partnership Pty Ltd