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The Architects - Show 300 - Kerstin Thompson

September 25th, 2011

Episode 209 of 346 episodes

300th SHOW SPECIAL withKERSTIN THOMPSON Rory Hydejoining us on the phone from Rotterdam andMVRDV NEWS • Col Madigan architect of the National Gallery of Australia and the High Court, two of Canberra’s best building has died at 90. Colin was born in Glen Innes, NSW on 22 July 1921, qualifying as an architect in 1948, and co-founding the award-winning firm of Edwards, Madigan, Torzillo and Briggs in 1954. He won the Institute’s major NSW award for public architecture, the Sulman Medal, in 1967 and 1971, and the major NSW award for regional architecture, the Blackett Award in 1968. His firm’s major works include the competition winning High Court of Australia in 1980 and the National Gallery of Australia in 1981. He received the ACT’s major architectural award, the Canberra Medallion, in 1982 and 1984. Receiving the nation’s top annual architectural prize, the Gold Medal, in 1981 Col’s buildings were described as ‘the most accomplished buildings of their kind in Australia’. EVENTS • Shannon McGrath ‘Evolving Possibilities’ – Architectural photography at 45 Downstairs – 45 Flinders Lane ‘till the 15th Oct. • HEIDI CALLUM MORTON: The Unexpected ElementThursday 22 September, 6.30pm-8pm An entertaining evening with Callum Morton and guest speakers; 3RRR radio presenter Stuart Harrison and writer/producer Adam Zwar will respond to the exhibition In Memoriam and tease out the layers and references in Morton's oeuvre - $35 with food and wine • Melbourne Fringe Festival Furniture Exhibition – at Abbotsford convent until 8th Oct. • Volatile Formation: a lecture by Roland Snooks (director of the architecture practice Kokkugia) When : Wednesday 28th September, 6:00pm Where: RMIT Building 8, Level 11, Room 68 (Lecture Theatre) Swanston Street, Melbourne. RMIT • Student lecture series ‘From Sketch to Solid’ this Friday - GRAEME GUNN – Gunn Dyring Architects, This Friday 23rd September, free drinks and nibblies 5.30pm, lecture at 6pm. RMIT Building 8, level 11, Lecture Room 68. • CHCH exhibition, Projects for Christchurch, 5 schemes for central Christchurch by RMIT Architecture students now show at RMIT B45 Gallery for a little while....

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