ACCA – ICON series

Director of Room11, Aaron Roberts to give lecture at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art’s highly acclaimed lecture series of art history in free-fall. Enlivening iconic works of art and design.

Presented by guest speakers Annemarie Kiely, Melbourne Editor Vogue Living, Anthony White, Senior Lecturer University of Melbourne, Helen Hughes, Editor Discipline Magazine and Aaron Roberts, Director Room11 Architects, and with ACCA’s own Artistic Director, Juliana Engberg.

6pm Start, bar open from 5pm


Monday 28 July
Cindy Sherman, ‘Untitled Film Stills’
Juliana Engberg

Monday 4 August
Gillian Wearing, ‘Signs That Say What You Want Them to Say and Not Signs That Say What Someone Else Wants You to Say’
Juliana Engberg

Monday 11 August
Mike Nelson, ‘The Coral Reef’
Helen Hughes

Monday 18 August
Umberto Boccioni, ‘Unique Forms of Continuity in Space’
Anthony White

Monday 1 September
Barbara Kruger, ‘I shop therefore I am’
Juliana Engberg

Monday 8 September
The Icon: its use and abuse in the modern age
Annemarie Kiely

Monday 15 September
Peter Zumthor, ‘The Therme Vals’
Aaron Roberts

Monday 22 September
Jeff Koons, ‘Rabbit’
Juliana Engberg

domus – Best of #pavilions

“With the approach of the Venice Biennale and of Milan Expo 2015 the theme of the pavilion returns topical.

Many architectural types fall into this category: from educational space to architectural folly, from bar to belvedere.

Among the best known in the world there is the temporary Pavilion outside the entrance to the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens. Designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radic, the new Serpentine Pavilion is a semi-translucent, cylindrical structure: a shell resting on large quarry stones.

In Australia, Glenorchy Arts and Sculpture Park hosts GASP!, designed by Room 11, where colour and architecture have been used as a vehicle for re-evaluation and re-appreciation of place, creating unity between the bay and the experience.”

read more at domus

Kim Bridgland

Currently working with Room11, Kim Bridgland is a graduate architect and artist living and working in Melbourne.

As an emerging architect his interests are focused towards architecture’s interdisciplinary and lateral boundaries, especially where they overlap with the realm of art. A strong interest has been developing here in the ambiguous territories between person, place, context and materiality; and in architecture’s capacity to act as a mediating interface between our cultural and natural environments. In this manner he designs with a strong social and environmental conscience, aiming to produce culturally and ecologically sustainable projects

As an artist his practice examines the gaps between artifice, nature, person and context. These interstices and the slippages between them are explored through the critical material practices of sculpture, installation and photography. This art practice seeks not to enforce the primacy of the object/image but instead attempts to establish an extended mythology through it.