SAF14 - Harry Seidler: Painting Toward Architecture

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Nov. 1, 2014 - March 8, 2015

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Museum of Sydney, cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney

Australia Square Tower Building with Crossed Blades by Alexander Calder, Max Dupain & Associates

Sydney Living Museums will raise the roof for Sydney’s first major exhibition in 30 years on distinguished architect Harry Seidler which showcases never-seen-before original artworks. The Harry Seidler: 'Painting Toward Architecture' exhibition opens at the Museum of Sydney in November, illuminating the acclaimed designs and long lasting collaborations that the architect forged with the great names in art, architecture, design and engineering.

Through his work with visionaries Frank Stella, Marcel Breuer, Josef Albers, Pier Luigi Nervi, Alexander Calder, Max Dupain and Lin Utzon, Seidler set a precedent for the multidisciplinary team approach – a revolutionary idea that spawned a creative synthesis. During the course of his extraordinary life, his artistic mind shaped the design of many of our most recognised buildings, including Australia Square, the MLC Centre and the radical Rose Seidler House, which is now one of Sydney Living Museums’ 12 cherished properties.

As well as celebrating his creative contributions, this exhibition will chart Seidler’s studies with Walter Gropius, Josef Albers and Marcel Breuer – three of the greatest names in 20th-century architecture and painting – before delving into his extraordinary personal story, which spanned the continents in times of war and peace.

Curated by Vladimir Belogolovsky of Intercontinental Curatorial Project and Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon of Sydney Living Museums

Supported by the Seidler Architectural Foundation

For more information: Sydney Living Museums


Free with entry to Museum


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