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Peter Corrigan: Cities of Hope

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Friday Apr 12, 2013 at 6:00pm  to Saturday Jun 08 at 5:00pm

RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston Street
CBD,   Melbourne
Victoria,   Australia 3000   jump to map


Exhibition dates: 12 April – 8 June 2013

Opening night: Friday 12 April 2013, 6:00-8:00pm

Curator: Vanessa Gerrans

Architect, set and costume designer Peter Corrigan is well known for designing RMIT’s Building 8 – a campus landmark and city icon. Regarded as one of the most outstanding postmodern buildings in Melbourne today, Building 8 combines the bold vision and whimsical style that is Corrigan’s trademark.

Dr Peter Corrigan is an RMIT Architecture Professor and RAIA Gold Medal winning architect. His architectural practice Edmond and Corrigan with Maggie Edmond is widely published and awarded with notable projects that include the Athan House and RMIT Building 8, which won the RAIA Walter Burley Griffin National Award for Urban Design, 1995.

Peter Corrigan: Cities of Hope traces the creative focus of this remarkable Australian architect, bringing to life many of his designs over four decades including architectural models and drawings by Edmond and Corrigan; set and costume designs for theatre; artworks, records and notations from his personal collection and key works selected from public collections which have enriched his practice.

The phrase “cities of hope” was coined by Corrigan to express his feeling that “architecture should enhance that sense of a defining difference which is central to what makes a culture rich and its citizens proud.”

Cost: free


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