From the Coalface: Floor talk by architect Gregory Burgess

Curvy building set amongst large blue sky, with shining sun, in Australian desert setting
Uluru, Gregory Burgess, 1995, Photograph by John Gollings

Noel Shaw Gallery, Level 1, Baillieu Library, Professors Walk

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Join Gregory Burgess as he provides insights into the exhibition exploring his practice, spanning more than 4 decades. In this highly personal exhibition  which showcases Burgess' design process including drawings, models and notetaking, this floor talk is a unique opportunity to hear directly from one of Australia's most innovative and forward thinking architects.

As one of Australia’s premier architects, since 1972 Greg Burgess’ practice has focused on the social and ecological relationships between buildings, their environments, and their occupants. In 2020, Burgess donated his substantial working archive – more than 4 decades of drawings, plans, models and concept sketches – to the University of Melbourne’s Archives and Special Collections.

Greg Burgess: From the Coalface is an exploration of the architect’s archive, working processes, and legacy. Through the lens of Burgess’ cultural philosophy, the exhibition is a showcase of the major projects of his career, and the work of University of Melbourne Architecture, Building and Planning students who have spent the past 2 years [?] interrogating his archive and vision.

This event is presented as part of Open House Melbourne's 2022 program 'Built/Unbuilt'.