EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
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The Poetry Object 2013
A display of poems and photographs in response to special objects.
Customs House Library, Level 1
The Poetry Object Customs House Level 1 exhibition features shortlisted and winning poems, as well as a selection of photographs that capture the special, curious and unbreakable connections we have with objects.
The Red Room Company is a not-for-profit organisation based in Sydney, Australia. They create, promote and publish new poetry in unusual ways. Through a range of forms such as radio, podcast, live performance and collaboration with artists and designers, they broaden the public's definition of, and experience with, high quality Australian poetry. Their Public Projects focus on commissioning new work and developing imaginative contexts in which this poetry can be creatively and critically explored. The Red Room support the work of young and emerging writers, and are increasingly interested in engaging with regional and remote Australian voices.
David Moore: Capturing the Creation of the Sydney Opera House
Curated by Lisa Moore
Level 2 Library, 1 November 2013 to 26 January 2014.
Since opening in 1973, the Opera House has entertained audience in excess of 65 million. This year the Sydney Opera House will celebrate four decades as an eminent national building valuable piece of cultural and tourism infrastructure.
David Moore (1927 – 2003) was Australia's most renowned and widely travelled photojournalist. His extraordinary archive covers both his homeland and the many countries and subjects he visited over a sixty-year career.
From 1962 – 1979 Moore photographed the construction of the Opera House. His Opera House series taken from his extraordinary archival body of work will be shown at Customs House from November to commemorate the development of this iconic building as well as Moore's photographic legacy.
An inspiring project involving building sustainable low-budget homes to improve living conditions for rural Mexicans is on display at a new exhibition at Customs House. Rural Habitat features photographs, multimedia and architectural models of this unique collaboration as part of the 2013 Sydney Architecture Festival.
Rural Habitat began as a project between architecture studio Mobile Workshop Architects and non-government organisation Vasco de Quiroga PS XXI. Its aim is to raise the quality of life for rural Mexicans by providing affordable, low-cost housing and sanitation.
The idea was to build low-cost housing by minimising architecture and incorporating sustainable design. 'Rural Habitat' is more than house design, it is a social development initiative that integrates and enhances community wealth, health and technological progress, enabling people to live in harmony with their environment, while respecting cultural and traditional ways of life.
This exhibition at Customs House, aims to heighten awareness of some of the challenges facing rural and remote Mexican communities and share our architectural and social design solutions.
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