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Architecture on Show: Public Art and Architecture

Ideas and trends in architecture and urban design

Produced by the City of Sydney

The opening Architecture on Show presentation of 2016 features David Stevenson of Lacoste + Stevenson Architects and artist Pamela Mei-Leng See in a discussion focused on Public Art and Architecture. The talk will explore the Red Lantern Information Kiosk in Chinatown in a dialogue between Architect and Artist.

The Red Lantern brings together sensitive urban design and bespoke artwork to revitalise a prominent public space and embody the essence of the Chinese Community in Australia. In an exchange of ideas, the talk considers the dynamic between Public Art and Architecture and the way professionals from each discipline worked together to combine contemporary Australian design with traditional Chinese symbolism and paper cut artistry. Hear how the adaptation of the existing pagoda has given new life to this important public space and discuss the value that collaboration between artists and architects can bring to the delivery of successful public art projects in the City of Sydney.

David Stevenson and Thierry Lacoste commenced Lacoste + Stevenson Architects in 1997 and have established a reputation for innovative solutions to architectural briefs. A diverse range of project types has been undertaken including public and civic architecture, education, industrial and urban design projects.

Pamela Mei-Leng See is an Australian artist who practices a contemporary form of Chinese papercutting. Her motifs are regularly translated into a broad range of industrial media. Her artwork is held in collections by the Australian War Memorial, the National Gallery of Australia and the Art Gallery of South Australia. She has completed commissions in Australia and Asia for organisations such as Swire Properties (Beijing), Chinachem (Hong Kong) and Crown (Melbourne).


Saturday 19 March 2016 from 2pm to 3pm
Surry Hills Library
405 Crown Street, Surry Hills
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