The University of Newcastle lecturer and architect who designed the Children’s Art Pavilion at Newcastle Region Art Gallery, has encouraged the public to be involved in its unique unmaking.
The $100,000 pavilion was constructed in 1996 and will this week be methodically cut up, revealing its interior to the street for the first time. The demolition of the pavilion is required to make way for a new addition to the gallery.
To celebrate the Pavilion’s 16 year life, Mr Chris Tucker wants to give the Newcastle community the chance to watch the unmaking of the building and give them the opportunity to reuse its construction materials.
“Over the years, this building has been a work space for thousands of children to think creatively and create art. In its final act (demolition), we want to make the process a temporary ‘object of public art’,” Mr Tucker said.
“We encourage the community to come down and watch the process and celebrate the building’s important creative history.”
For photo opportunities: The two-day unmaking of the Children’s Art Pavilion, in Laman Street Newcastle, will begin tomorrow, Tuesday 7 August and will conclude on Wednesday 8 August. Media are welcome to attend.
For further information: Mr Chris Tucker on 0408 278 587.