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 WA artists and architects in collaboration: Public Art Commission

Where:    Perth city sky

When:     Fri 9 May, 12.40pm – 1.10pm and Sat 10 May, 12.40pm – 1.10pm

Cost:        Free

To celebrate making:2014 the Fringe Event Committee has commissioned a public art work with the support of the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts and the Office of the Government Architect. The brief called for a unique and ephemeral work developed through collaboration between an artist and architect.

The commission has been won by the team of Tom Mùller (artist) and Daniel Aisenson (architect). Their proposal eclipsed a high quality field of entries with a concept that utilizes the medium of skywriting. Be watching the skies as this exciting work unfolds above Perth in two events coordinated with the making:2014 sessions.

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Percent for Art Scheme: celebrating 25 years

Where:    Studio Underground  –  State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

When:     Fri 9 May, 6.15pm – 7pm

Cost:        Free

 2014 marks 25 years of Western Australia’s Percent for Art Scheme. The Department of Culture and the Arts and its partners wish to recognise the achievements of artists, architects and the community, which has resulted in more than 600 art projects for public buildings and spaces throughout Western Australia. From the smallest to the biggest, from the urban to the most remote, each project has contributed in unique ways to making our built environment a richer place.

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WA artists and architects in collaboration: Public Forum

The Public Forum is proudly supported by Western Australia’s Department of Culture and the Arts, the Office of the Government Architect, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and Advance Press.

Where:     State Theatre Centre of Western Australia courtyard (corner James and William Street)

When:     Fri 9 May, 7pm – 9pm

Cost:        Free

The highlight of the making: fun events program, the Public Forum is a free and inclusive event that will bring the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia to life. Architects and artists will be brought together to engage with the public in a dialogue on the value of collaboration through a range of art forms and media including public art, urban installations, augmented reality  technology, film, dance and music.

The key components of the Public Forum are outlined below.

Perth Samplings: artists and architects in collaboration

As part of its Perth Samplings lecture series the Office of the Government Architect, with support from the Department of Culture and the Arts, hosts a conversation about emerging and future practices of collaboration between artist and architects. A panel of distinguished speakers representing the different players in delivering public art – clients, artists, architects and others in between – has been assembled to deliver a short, sharp vision of the future of public art in Western Australia.

Speakers include Geoff Warn (Government Architect), Libby Guj (Jones Coulter Young), Alec Coles (CEO Western Australian Museum) and Tom Muller and Daniel Aisenson – winners of the ‘Artists and Architects in Collaboration’ public art commission. The audience will be invited to probe the panel in an interactive Q&A session.

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Dancing About Architecture
By Unkempt Dance

 Based on the Elvis Costello quote ‘Writing about music is like dancing about architecture’ Dancing About Architecture is a dance performance by the talented Perth dance trio Unkempt Dance of Carly Armstrong, Jessica Lewis and Amy Wiseman. Commissioned especially for this event, this sometimes irreverent performance will explore every architecture student’s inner dream.

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Image: Emma Fishwick

2014 Venice Biennale Preview: Augmented Australia

Craig McCormack (Felix)


Craig McCormack of Felix Laboratories is part of the Perth-based creative director team for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Craig will preview this year’s exhibition of Augmented Australia which uses augmented reality technology activated by smart device apps to experience anew contemporary unbuilt architectural projects from around Australia. This project has evolved out of a multi-disciplinary team and the unique digital interface has wide-ranging implications for how architecture is perceived and accessed by the public.

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Cinecity architectural film project screening

Cinecity is an annual architectural film project that takes place in both cyber and physical space, connecting architectural filmmakers across the world. Participants have been invited to submit 60 unedited architectural films which explore the conference theme, making:2014. Selected films will be screened in the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia courtyard as part of the Public Forum.  Cinecity has been co-ordinated collaboratively in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, Australia by artists, architects and academics.

Judges for this year’s Cinecity include Zaha Hadid, Tony Hill, Geoffrey London, Francois Penz, Penelope Seilder, Emma Williamson and the making:2014 Creative Directors.


Menagerie community choir

making:2014  hosts a live performance by Perth’s very own indie-pop choir, Menagerie. Now in its third season, Menagerie is a 100 voice community choir whose past repertoire has included songs by Sufjan Stevens, The Reindeer Section and Mystery Jets.


 @ SCALE exhibition

Where: QV1 Foyer, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth
When: Mon 5 May – Fri 16 May
Opening event Wed 7 May, 6pm – 8pm

(RSVP for opening event by 5 May)

On public display at QV1 Perth, this exhibition will feature established and emerging Australian designers working across multiple creative fields of urban design, architecture, visual arts, furniture and object design.

@ SCALE presents questions on how designers pursue common themes or ideas through scale, translating the experience of the intimate through to the experience of the vast. How consistent is the process in designing objects of various magnitudes through the making of scaled or real size models, maquettes or prototypes? This exploration is famously depicted by Ray and Charles Eames in their seminal film the Powers of Ten, conceptualising this adventure in magnitudes, depicting the relative scale of the environment in which we work.

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Proudly supported by COX, FORM Homes, QV1, HASSELL, Morley Davis Architects, Mark Aronson Architecture, Wood & Grieve Engineers, Dexion, Dulux, Site Architecture Studio, Brendan Jurich Designer Maker, Polyflor and Laminex.

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