Movie Club presents 'John Gollings: Eye for Architecture'

By ai

Oct. 26, 2014

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets Sydney 2000

John Gollings India

With special guest, photographer John Gollings.

John Gollings: eye for architecture journeys into the world of cutting-edge architecture in Australia and Asia through the lens of renowned photographer John Gollings.

When it comes to winning awards or major contracts, a Gollings photograph can give an edge to an architect’s design. It is an attention-grabbing, inventive, strong ‘twilight shot’: a hero shot with a slightly exaggerated wide angle. It can turn an ordinary building into art.

At 65 years old, the wiry, irreverent Gollings is known as the unofficial curator of Australian architecture, such is the power of his eye and ability to get a building published.

Top Australian architects, including Cassandra Fahey, Barrie Marshall (Denton Corker Marshall), Rob McBride and Deb Ryan (McBride Charles Ryan), and Ian McDougall (Ashton Raggatt McDougall), share their stories about the photographer.

The documentary follows Gollings on a photographic journey through the rapidly changing cities of Australia and China, and travels to ancient cities in India and Cambodia to show how these magnificent places have influenced his work. Here he reveals that he too has insecurities, despite being recognised as one of the best photographers in his field.

John Gollings: eye for architecture is an entertaining and visually rich journey into the creative mind of one of the world’s top architectural photographers.

The screening will be followed by a Q & A with photographer John Gollings


General $15 Concession/Members $12 Includes free admission to the Museum of Sydney


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