WOOD: art design architecture

Australian Design Centre

18 Oct - 29 Nov 2014

The touring exhibition WOOD: art design architecture is making its way to Sydney ­appearing at ADC from 18 October until 29 November 2014. In celebration of our final program at St Margaret's ahead of our move into the William Street Creative Hub, the exhibition will be complemented by a stellar line ­up of public programs including an In Conversation panel discussion with exhibiting designers Gary Warner and Lionel Bawden, led by ADC’s Head of Programs, architect Claire McCaughan.

Extending the reach of the exhibition beyond the gallery space, ADC will also provide unprecedented access to the work of some of Sydney’s finest architects and designers including Peter Stutchbury, Drew Heath, and Andrew Simpson as we host an exciting series of exclusive Open House and Studio tours. Showcasing innovative and outstanding uses of wood in contemporary Australian art, design, and architecture, the exhibition explores our relationship with this fundamental material and how we continue to engage with it in our everyday lives.

Bringing together furniture and functional objects, sculpture, and architectural works, WOOD: art design architecture features work by a range of contemporary Australian artists, designers and architects including Alexander Lotersztain, ARM Architecture, Billy and Lulu Cooley, Brian Hooper Architect & m3architecture, Catherine Truman, Christina Waterson, Damien Wright, Drew Heath, Duncan Meerding, Greer Honeywill, Hossein Valamanesh, John Quan, John Wardle, Jon Goulder, Khai Liew, Lionel Bawden, Mance Design, March Studio, Marcus O’Reilly, Paul Morgan, Peter Walker, Sherrie Knipe, Simon Ancher, Tom Mirams, TreeHorn Design, Nawurapu Wunungmurra, Gary Warner and Zeljko Markov.

The exhibition will be accompanied by furniture designed by Stephen Goddard in conjunction with JamFactory’s Furniture Design Studio. A significant 250­-page catalogue featuring commissioned essays will also accompany the exhibition. WOOD: art design architecture is a JamFactory and Botanic Gardens of Adelaide touring exhibition, supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Contemporary Touring Initiative and is principally sponsored by Wood. Naturally Better.

Image: (Top) Colony, 2010. Courtesy of Christina Waterson. (Below) Cracked Log Lamps, Duncan Meerding