Following on from successful showings on Australian soil, Now and When: Australian Urbanism, will travel extensively throughout Asia in 2012. This tour has been generously supported by the Australian Government
through the Australia International Cultural Council, an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
November 2012 - January 2013
Indian audiences are next in line to experience Now and When, with touring venues confirmed in five cities between November and January. This extensive Indian tour is presented by Oz Fest and India Design Forum, as part of the larger cultural festival Oz Fest www.ozfestindia.com
24 November - 1 December at Studio X , Kitab Mahal Mumbai
9 December - 14 December at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology Bengaluru
22 December - 28 December at Coimbatore Centre for Contemporary Arts Coimbatore
8 January - 13 January at Vibrant Gujarat Gandhi Nagar
22 January - 31 January at India International Centre Annexe #40 New Delhi
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13 - 21 October
Hong Kong Central Library hosted the exhibition to great acclaim. Click here for more information
Taiwan Closing in Kaohsiung
NOW and WHEN attracted over 48,000 visitors to the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (KMoFA) between June and September 2012. The exhibition was well received by local audiences and was a key event as part of the Museum’s 18th birthday celebrations.
Presented by the Australian Institute of Architects and Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
Supported by the Australian Government through the Australia International Cultural Council, an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as well as Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Kaohsiung City Government
With additional support from the Australian Office - Taiwan
Co-creative director, John Gollings, hosting a floor talk for VIP guests at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
Impressive graphic treatments of the 'Now' and 'When' stories at the entrance to the exhibition in Kaohsiung
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Photos from the NOW + WHEN Perth exhibition
Ivan Rijavec & Janet Holmes a Court
Janet Holmes a Court
Prof. Richard Weller
MELBOURNE Now + When came to Melbourne as part of RMIT Gallery's 2112 Imagining the Future, an exhibition that threw debate over to artists to share their visions.
2112 Imagining the Future tapped into the general anxieties and public concern about the consequences of climate change, and brought together prominent international artists Justine Cooper, Keith Cottingham, Thomas Doyle, John Gollings, Kirsten Johannsen, Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, Mariko Mori, Hisaharu Motoda, Lyndal Osborne, Ivan Rijavec, Roman Signer, Superflex, Kenji Yanobe and Ken + Julia Yonetani. Australian artists Philip Brophy, Lesley Duxbury, Kellyann Geurts, Stephen Haley, Sam Leach, Tony Lloyd, Patricia Piccinini, Philip Samartzis, Debbie Symons, Stephanie Valentin and Darren Wardle also speculated on the question of the ecologiocal 'tipping point'.
Now + When is presented in partnership with the Australian Institute of Architects and RMIT
Photos form the NOW + WHEN Melbourne exhibition (RMIT)
Closing in Beijing - NOW+WHEN wows crowds
NOW and WHEN successfully showed in Beijing as part of Beijing Design Week 2011 (BJDW). The Australian Ambassador to China opened the exhibition, and the Victorian Premier Ted Bailleu visited along with a Trade Delegation.
NOW and WHEN: Australian Urbanism travelled with the support of the Australian Embassy Beijing, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Australian International Cultural Council, and in-kind support from the Australian Institute of Architects and 751 D-Park.
This is the third international outing for the exhibition, which attracted a record 93,000-plus visitors to the Australian Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale from August to November in 2010. It has now been seen by a total of 195,000 people worldwide.
Mr Ji Peng (Presidentof BJDW), John Gollings, Ms Frances Adamson (Australian Ambassador to China) & Brian Zulhaika
VIC Premier, Ted Bailleu
John Gollings & Brian Zulaikha
Amanda Barry (Australian Embassy), Figo Zhang (Installation) & Sophie Seck (Institute)
From Ballarat & Sydney to Beijing - NOW+WHEN wows crowds
NOW and WHEN is set to wow crowds in Beijing, after packing in audiences in rural Ballarat and central Sydney over the past months.
Open: 10am to 5pm, 25 September to 3 October
Where: Building L, 751 D-Park, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Proving its appeal to audiences worldwide, the NOW and WHEN: Australian Urbanism exhibition opened on 25 September as part of Beijing Design Week.
NOW and WHEN: Australian Urbanism is being displayed in Beijing by the Australian Embassy Beijing, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australian International Cultural Council, with support from the Australian Institute of Architects and 751 D-Park.
This is the third international outing for the exhibition, which attracted a record 93,000-plus visitors to the Australian Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale from August to November last year, before drawing 67,965 visitors to the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) from Anzac Day this year.
NOW and WHEN closed on 18 September after successfully showing for four weeks at the 2011 Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB), Australia's largest and most ambitious photography event. Around 15,400 visitors viewed the exhibition in Ballarat by its close.
The exhibition also recently closed a showing at Object; Australian Centre for Craft and Design in Sydney's Surry Hillsfrom where it was open from 2 July to 25 September 2011.
NOW+WHEN closes in Seoul (June)
NOW and WHEN attracted almost 68,000 visitors to the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) during May and June 2011.
The NOW and WHEN: Australian Urbanism exhibition had attracted 67,965 visitors after launching at SeMA on 25 April. The exhibition formed part of the Australia Digital Urban Portraits show, a Korea-Australia exchange program celebrating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between both countries. Prime Minister Julia Gillard was a guest of honour at the opening.
It was the first time NOW and WHEN: Australian Urbanism had been seen outside Italy and Australia, and represented the next step in an ongoing tour planned for the show - which attracted a record 93,000-plus visitors to the Australian Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale from August to November last year. The exhibition's staging in Seoul is due to the generous sponsorship by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Australian International Cultural Council.
The Australian exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale is a major project of the Australian Institute of Architects. NOW and WHEN was developed by the Institute for the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, and featured in the Australian Pavilion.
The Australian Institute of Architects is the peak body for the architectural profession, representing more than 10,000 members across Australia and overseas. The Institute actively works to improve the quality of our built environment by promoting quality, responsible and sustainable design
The teams two-part NOW and WHEN Australian Urbanism exhibition will highlight three of Australias most interesting urban regions as they are now, before dramatically representing futuristic urban environments as they may be when we reach 2100.
Opening in September 2010, the exhibition will feature a range of dazzlingly visceral digital stereoscopic images*, which will fill the two-level Philip Cox-designed Australian Pavilion and represent both the NOW and WHEN components.
On the pavilions upper level, NOW will feature current urban environments in Sydney, Melbourne and Surfers Paradise. Stereoscopic visuals will show contrasting views of these cities from macro-scapes at 20,000 feet to helicoptering views of urban and architectural icons at close range. All three cities will be filmed at dusk, when the Australian urban spectacle becomes luminous and articulate in conveying the way our cities work.
On the pavilions lower level, WHEN will dare to imagine Australian urban spaces in 91 years time, with the intent of catapulting urban debate into eye-popping visceral entertainment set in a soundscape. Australian architects will be asked to submit 3D entries for inclusion by entering an Ideas for Australian Cities 2100 national competition. A range of entries will then be chosen focusing on the creative potential of architecture.
Two stereo screens mounted back to back at the rear of the upper and lower exhibition spaces will be the focus of the installation. An urban themed black and white geometric matrix will be projected on the walls, floors and ceilings of both levels leading to two stereo screens, which will feature the urban environments in continuous three minute loop cycles.
*Stereoscopic imaging will form the basis of this exhibition. Stereoscopy, stereoscopic imaging or 3-D (three-dimensional) imaging is any technique capable of recording three-dimensional visual information or creating the illusion of depth in an image. This illusion of depth - in a photograph, movie, or other two-dimensional image - is created by presenting a slightly different image to each eye.
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.
Video from Venice
Interviews from the Vernissage with architects Ross Donaldson (Woods Bagot), Stefan Mee (John Wardle Architects) and Ian McDougall (Ashton Raggatt McDougall) about the Now + When: Australian Urbanism exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010.