20th century architecture and landscapes: the vision for Geelong

When:
Fri 27 March, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Presented By:
Geelong and Region Branch of the National Trust (Vic)
Location:
The Gordon Gallery, Fenwick St, Geelong
Cost:
$12

A panel discussion exploring Geelong’s architectural and landscape development during the 20th Century – as a major regional city with significant public and commercial buildings.

Panel session on Geelong’s 20th Century architecture, landscapes and adaptation.

During the 20th Century Geelong developed as a major regional city with significant public and commercial buildings. An important manufacturing centre, its new buildings reflected changing international styles.

The Panel’s experts will explore Geelong’s architectural and landscape development and the current adaptation of a former carpet factory as a gallery.

The Keynote Speaker is noted Heritage Architect Graeme Butler, who prepared Geelong’s 1980s Urban Conservation Study. Fellow speakers are Dr. Christina Dyson, a 20th Century landscape expert, and Ren Inei, co-founder and Director of Boom Gallery, Newtown.

Geelong’s 20th Century public buildings include The Gordon, Former Court House, Telephone Exchange and State Government Offices. Its commercial streets demonstrate developing 20th Century building styles. Geelong’s suburban factories are now being adapted to new uses – Boom Gallery, Newtown, provides us with a case study.

Governments, architects and building owners explored new and different architecture and landscapes in this bayside setting. They have left a significant legacy.

Bookings required

Wheelchair accessible venue

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