Virtual Wright: Exploring the Hollyhock House

An exhibition that unveils one of Frank Lloyd Wright's largest and most enigmatic works and celebrates the 150th anniversary of the American architect's birth.

Exhibition dates: Wednesday 11 to Saturday 28 October 2017

PLEASE JOIN THE ARTIST FOR THE EXHIBITION LAUNCH AT THE UNIVERSITY GALLERY
FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER AT 6PM

Ian Owen, Nicholas Foulcher, Samantha Watt, and Michael J Ostwald

Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome. Your RSVP is appreciated for catering purposes. See contact details below.



Long regarded as one of the world’s greatest houses, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Aline Barnsdall (“Hollyhock”) House in Los Angeles is one of the architect’s largest and most enigmatic works. However, having been closed to the public for many years, some of the important formal and spatial properties of this heritage-listed masterpiece are now difficult to access, experience or understand.

Using new computer models of the house, this exhibition undertakes a design-based exploration of its invisible or forgotten properties. Employing a combination of virtual reality simulations, rapid prototyped models and unique sliced cross-sections through the house, the exhibition demonstrates Wright’s mastery of scale, form and representation, while also revealing its normally hidden bones. This dissection of the work includes not only its architecture and interior design, but also its furniture. The entire technologically-enabled process seeks to reveal this design in a completely new light.

This exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the American architect’s birth and features the work of Ian Owen, Nicholas Foulcher, Samantha Watt, and Michael J Ostwald.

The University Gallerywww.newcastle.edu.au/universitygallery
OPENING HOURS  Wednesdays – Fridays 10am – 5pm

Saturdays 12 noon – 4pm, or by appointment

Top image: Ian Owen, Library, Lounge and Music Room: Cross Section, 2017, digital image, 119 x 84 cm
Below image: Ian Owen, Lounge and Music Room: Cross Section, 2017, digital image, 119 x 84 cm