Metamorphoses Exhibition

By Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney
daytime
exhibitions

Aug. 5, 2010 - Aug. 28, 2010

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

148 City Road, Darlington, 2006

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Metamorphoses adopts Ovid’s classic mythic tales of transformation as a vehicle for creative architectural speculation.

Ovid’s original epic narrative traces provocative events of metamorphosis, whether from human to animal such as The Transformation of Arachne into a Spider, or into a plant such as Hyacinth Transformed into a Flower or another kind of legendary encounter, such as between Theseus and the Minotaur.

Each of the exhibition works, produced by Master of Architecture students in the Faculty, adopts one of the tales from Ovid’s 15 books, traces the transformations and interprets them creatively. The experimental projects are conducted in the form of large finely crafted physical models, supported by drawings. They are rich tectonic explorations of materials including timber, ceramics, metal, glass, fabrics and plastics that have been worked and transformed using mechanical or industrial processes.

Curated by Sarah Benton, Ross Anderson and Chris L. Smith, the exhibition presents architectures of momentum, violence and flux.

Opening Night: Thursday 5th August 2010, 6.00 - 8.00pm

Exhibition Dates 6 - 28 August 2010

The Tin Sheds Gallery,

Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney.

Price

This is a free event

Contact

Jonathan Hulme
(02) 9351 2686