ICONIC Australian Design at Willaura Railway Station Gallery - architecture and design

ICONIC Australian Design at Willaura Railway Station Gallery



Willaura Railway Station Gallery is located in a small country town with a population of approximately 300 residents. It is a community gallery with big ideas, and is always searching for ways to attract visitors to turn off the highway and into Willaura?s main street. This month, Willaura Modern will be hosting an unusual exhibition ?ICONIC Australian Design?, which celebrates the innovation and ingenuity of Australian designers. It has been curated by Ian Wong, senior lecturer from Monash University, who for the past decade has been collecting thousands of design objects that are known throughout Australia.
Project Co-ordinator Lois Reynolds explained: ?From the ute to the Kambrook powerboard, the SafenSound Baby Capsule to the Wiltshire Staysharp knife and the iconic Esky, so many of these objects have become household names and are now part of our culture. These innovations in design have been the inspiration of  our best and brightest designers, they have become acclaimed world-wide and yet we are not aware of the names and stories behind them. This exhibition celebrates our Australian ?make do? culture of finding practical solutions to life?s challenging situations.” In this exhibition there are early examples of objects which show ?bushie innovation? and invention while items from more recent times demonstrate the depth of Australia?s design talent and its capacity to contribute to the economy and society. Work from Grant and Mary Featherston, Marc Newson will ...
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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010 by Jean Nouvel

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