Limited Edition Designer The Pool Scarf – Purchase Now!.
The Pool Creative Team and Australian Institute of Architects are very pleased to partner with The Woolmark Company and Romance Was Born to create a limited edition designer scarf. This exclusive delicate scarf, made from 100% Australian Merino wool, features a beautiful water inspired print, designed by Romance Was Born in collaboration with Archibald Prize winning Australian artist, Del Kathryn Barton.
Retailing for $175 each, all profits from the sale of the scarves go towards supporting this year’s Australian exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, The Pool. For more details and to pre-order now, click here.
The Pool book – now available!
The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity in Australia, is the companion publication for the Australia’s highly anticipated contribution to the Biennale Architettura 2016, curated by Aileen Sage Architects (Isabelle Toland and Amelia Holliday) with Michelle Tabet.
Designed to offer a richer experience of the exhibition, the book explores the relationship between architecture and Australian cultural identity through personal anecdotes about one of our country’s most significant public spaces. Eight prominent Australians have shared their pool stories, Olympians Ian Thorpe and Shane Gould, authors Anna Funder and Christos Tsiolkas; Indigenous art curator Hetti Perkins; environmentalist Tim Flannery; fashion designers Romance was Born, and musician Paul Kelly.
‘This publication is a compendium of our research and the stories our process revealed. We designed it to be accessible, visually appealing but also intimate in tone. While it should work as a standalone publication, we also wanted it to give visitors to the exhibition a deeper and more meaningful engagement with the themes we’re exploring’, the Creative Directors said.
‘The pool is revealed through the featured accounts as a vital force in Australian life, not only as the setting for childhood memories, but also as the stage for impressive sporting feats that fuel the nation’s pride. A backdrop to many significant events in our communities, the pool is also a deeply contested space in the history of Australia, that has highlighted racial discrimination and social disadvantage,’ they added.
Speaking at the launch Ian Thorpe, who not only contributed to the book but is also a supporter of the project, noted ‘Australians have a very particular relationship with water, which is shown in many different ways through the pool as an important social space in our country. The Creative Team have done an amazing job at capturing that essence in this book’.
With an engaging foreward by Margo Neale, Indigenous art curator and academic, The Pool book is available for purchase online: http://www.manic.com.au/Pool-The-Architecture-Culture-and-Identity-in-Australia.html
The Pool book is also being stocked at book stores around Australia including:
Art Gallery NSW Bookshop
Best Little Bookshop in Town (Cronulla)
Gleebooks Dulwich Hill
Harry Hartog Bondi
Potts Point Bookshop
Hill of Content
National Gallery of Victoria Design Stores (2 locations)
Mary Ryan New Farm
Harry Hartog Woden
New Edition Bookshop
Books Plus Bathurst
For more information – click here: http://designplace.com.au/win-gopro-hero4/
Volunteering In Venice
Applications for volunteer positions for the Australian exhibition in Venice have now closed. Successful applicants have been notified and positions finalised.
Any queries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to everyone who applied.