Gold Coast City Gallery

Virginia Rigney, who presented a paper at the Caloundra conference in 2008 (‘Streets of gold: Finding the past in a changing city’), notes the following forthcoming exhibitions at the Gold Coast City Gallery:

For Sept 2012

Sexualising the City About the gendered image of the Gold Coast 1920 to the present – art, design, popular culture, fashion

For May 2013

Independent project for the 100 year Canberra Festival
Imprint (working title) An exhibition that seeks to explore the impact of growing up in the planned city of Canberra in the ‘heroic’ era of the NCDC 1953-1972. Curator Virginia Rigney has selected 8 artists, architects and designers who were all born in Canberra during this period and no longer live there but who have developed significant practice across these areas – includes Tony Clark, David Brand, Bruce Reynolds, Jonathan Nichols , Daniel Flood, David. They will all be making new work in response the exhibition theme.

For June 2013
John Gollings Then and Now the Surfers Paradise Rephotography Project  This will be on at the same time as the Architectural Historians Conference being convened by Associate Professor Andrew Leach at Griffith University.

For Feb 2014
Fibro Coast (working title) looking at the beach house experience of the Gold and Sunshine coast in the period 1930-1970 through art, design, architecture popular and social history with new work in response to this area by contemporary artists and architects.

Luly Collection of (mostly) Melbourne photographs

The online Luly collection comprises 325 colour photographic images taken mostly in Melbourne, Australia, from the 1950s until the 1970s. Much of the collection consists of photos of houses in suburban Melbourne, photos of modern suburban churches and a rather eclectic range of other historical images (factories, parks, freeways, airports, public buildings). Highlights include photos of many of the city’s Victorian masterpieces including the now demolished Federal Hotel in Spencer Street.

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Urban Transformations exhibition

The State Library of Western Australia and the State Records Office present an exhibition showcasing records held by both organisations relating to town and urban planning and architecture, in support of the 11th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference, to be held in Perth from 5-8 February 2012. The exhibition features real estate posters from the past; architectural drawings ranging from simple worker’s cottages to opulent houses, clubs and institutions; photographs of Perth buildings; and records of the Town Planning Department and the Workers Homes Board.