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kennedy nolan_a view

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Monday Sep 05, 2011 at 8:00am  to Friday Sep 30 at 4:00pm

Wunderlich Gallery, Architecture Building
University of Melbourne
Parkville,   Melbourne
Victoria,   Australia 3010   jump to map


Kennedy Nolan

ABP Alumni Retrospective Series: kennedy nolan_a view

Established in 1999, Kennedy Nolan Architects has developed a reputation as a design focused practice with a distinctive approach to built form and a strong connection to site. Their work benefits from a multi-discipline approach to architecture. Graphics and sculpture inform and are incorporated into their work and the practice constantly explores the possibilities for colour and materials to generate architectural elements. Kennedy Nolan’s exhibition in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning’s Wunderlich Gallery features an expansive mural of black and white photographs of their built projects, a free-standing wall covered in luminous fabric and a low plinth-like wall displaying scale models of architectural walls. The installation reflects Kennedy Nolan’s investigation into the art of the wall and their interests in the making of architecture: materiality, tactility, porosity, luminosity and visuality.

“An exhibition is a way to reflect on work, but also an opportunity to interrogate both the conscious and un‐conscious motivations, tendencies and practices that inform this work. Design at kennedy nolan is generated by the optimistic precepts of modernism ‐ rational, utilitarian, empowered by technology ‐ and a positive view that the design and arrangement of spaces can support and reinforce relationships, can add piquancy and zest to life. Less tangibly, the practice is also compelled to distil the impalpable – to draw on the numinous reaches of memory, the evocative power of recognising form, colour, texture and light, the resonance of shared memories, of history and landscapes.” – kennedy nolan

Opening Night: Friday 9 September @ 6pm.
Open: Monday to Friday, 9am -5pm



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