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Place Makers: Contemporary Queensland Architects

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Air Apartments (2005), Broadbeach, Gold Coast
Architect: Ian Moore Architects
Photograph: Rocket Mattler

'Place Makers' exhibition catalogue cover

‘Place Makers: Contemporary Queensland Architects’ is accompanied by a major publication, richly illustrated in full colour. It profiles the 22 featured architects, as well as 55 of their individual projects. The catalogue can be purchased online.

Place Makers: Contemporary Queensland Architects

2 August – 23 November 2008
Gallery 3.5 & 3.6, GoMA

REX ADDISON / ANDRESEN O'GORMAN ARCHITECTS / ARKHEFIELD / BARK / BLIGH VOLLER NIELD / BUD BRANNIGAN ARCHITECTS / LINDSAY & KERRY CLARE (ARCHITECTUS) / COX RAYNER ARCHITECTS / DONOVAN HILL / ELIZABETH WATSON BROWN ARCHITECTS / IAN MOORE ARCHITECTS / JAMES RUSSELL ARCHITECT / JMA ARCHITECTS QLD / M3ARCHITECTURE / OWEN AND VOKES / PHORM ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN / GABRIEL POOLE / RICHARD KIRK ARCHITECT / RIDDEL ARCHITECTURE / STEENDŸK / JENNIFER TAYLOR & JAMES CONNER / WILSON ARCHITECTS

‘Place Makers: Contemporary Queensland Architects’ presents the work of 22 Queensland architects in a major new exhibition.

Exploring diverse design responses to climate, changing lifestyle patterns and population growth, ‘Place Makers’ is the largest exhibition of contemporary architecture staged in an Australian art museum.

The exhibition showcases significant residential, public and institutional projects built during the past two decades, documenting the work of Queensland-based architectural practices which span several generations.

The work is presented in an immersive exhibition environment that includes architectural models, specially commissioned films and photography, plans and concept sketches, and 3d modelling.

Exhibition

‘Place Makers’ presents architectural projects that successfully address key aspects of subtropical living, as well as urban renewal and density, and the timeless concerns for basic human needs and wellbeing.

The exhibition reveals the extraordinary diversity of residential work being produced in Queensland, and includes internationally recognised commissions for individual houses, modest suburban ‘infill’ designs, an isolated dwelling in regional Queensland, innovative new public housing, and an exemplary coastal high-rise.

‘Place Makers’ also presents recent award-winning public buildings, highlighting their capacity to create important social spaces within urban centres. 

The exhibition also provides a fascinating insight into the historical influences on today’s architecture, including responses to the ‘timber and tin’ tradition of the Queenslander, key explorations and adaptations of Modernism, and influential efforts to develop an architecture responsive to place and the subtropics.

‘Place Makers’ contextualises some of the state’s most exciting recent architecture, and profiles the capabilities and inventiveness of Queensland architects today.

Principal Partner

Queensland Government

The Queensland Government is the Principal Partner of the exhibition, through the Department of Tourism, Regional Development and Industry.