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Previously at Tin Sheds Gallery


As part of Sydney Architecture Festival 2013
September 27 – November 15

Gallery open Tuesday to Friday 11am–5pm

Not Quite Square


Tim Hixson, Main Arm Mullumbimby (detail), mid 1970s, silver gelatin photograph.

The Northern Rivers region of NSW is home to a multitude of wonderfully eclectic houses designed, made and lived in by people who have chosen to live outside the square. This exhibition studies this phenomenon and tracks the influence of an owner builder culture that emerged in the region after the 1973 Aquarius Festival in Nimbin. It focuses on the Northern Rivers region as being at the vanguard of new ways of considering the domestic space and community living, and honours the people involved in this story.

Not Quite Square includes newly commissioned photographs by Sydney-based photographer Tim Hixson of five exemplary houses started in the 1970s and 80s and still lived in today, and film by Byron Bay based filmmaker Sharon Shostack, also commissioned for the project.

These contemporary reflections on handmade houses will be accompanied by historical material including photographs from era by Hixson, John Witzig and David Liddle, showing owner built houses of the region. Also integrated is a range of ephemeral materials, including images and drawings submitted by the community charting the building of these houses, and photos taken by local council building inspectors in the 1980s in the deliberations of multiple occupancy tenure.

This project is a joint venture between Lismore Regional Gallery and Tin Sheds Gallery.

raumlabor berlin


raumlabor berlin, stick on city, 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale, courtesy the artists.

Architecture is an experimental laboratory for a moment related to participatory work practice in urban areas. Architecture is understood not as an object, but rather as history, a layer of the history of the place. Architecture is a tool, in the search for a city of possibilities, the city of tomorrow! – raumlabor berlin

The architecture collective raumlabor berlin work internationally at the intersection of architecture, city planning, art and urban intervention. Their installations, temporary structures and architectonic experiments explore how we use space and take the form of surprising interventions that change the way we encounter the city and each other.

Their projects include Der Berg (2005), a spatial installation in the former Palace of the Republic in Berlin; the Eichbaumoper (2009), an urban laboratory for the recapture of a neglected traffic junction in public space; Moderato Cantabile (2008), a festival centre in Graz, Open House (2010), a vertical village used as a generator for an open society in South Korea and The KNOT, a laboratory for artistic production, dialogue and presentations in public space.

As part of the exhibition User Generated Architecture at Tin Sheds Gallery, raumlabor berlin will present an ongoing document of their work, presenting past projects and a real-time user generated utopian city. Additionally, raumlabor members will run several workshops, and in collaboration with local participants will create an extension of the Generator series – creating mobile structures that offer new ways of communicating and interacting in public space.

Public Program

Generator Workshop: October 10, 11 12.

Thursday Night Lecture: October 10 , 6.30pm-8.00pm.

Curated by Joni Taylor

For more information contact Zanny Begg: zanny.begg@sydney.edu.au
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