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Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning, University of Sydney

Thursday, 20 March 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (AEDT)

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The University of Sydney's Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning is thrilled to present a public lecture by internationally-acclaimed architect John Denton, director of Denton Corker Marshall - one of the most significant and successful Australian-owned global architecture and design practices with offices in Melbourne, London and Jakarta.

Land Art: Nine Small Buildings, currently on show in the Tin Sheds Gallery, offers an insight into the work of Denton Corker Marshall over the last 25 years. The lecture will use these nine projects as an armature to discuss the importance of ideas about art and landscape as starting points for architecture.

Larger projects will be considered as contributions to the architecture of our time - evolving in response to site, context and the intellectual milieu, which we as architects inhabit.

Land Art: Nine Small Buildings features smaller design projects by Denton Corker Marshall, which signify its long interest in compositions that unify architecture and the Australian landscape. Seven local projects feature residential houses set within the contrasting landscapes of Victoria. Also showcased are two current, international projects: the Stonehenge Visitor Centre in the UK (2014) and the new Australian Pavilion in Venice's Giardini della Biennale (2015).

The lecture will be preceded by the official launch of Land Art: Nine Small Buildings exhibition in the Tinsheds Gallery from 6-7pm. The Tinsheds Gallery is located in the WIlkinson Building, 148 City Road, Darlington.


John Denton is a Director of Denton Corker Marshall Pty Ltd, one of the most significant and successful Australian owned international architecture and design practices with offices in Melbourne, London, Manchester and Jakarta. The practice is noted for projects such as the Melbourne Museum, Anzac Hall at the Australian War Memorial, the new Visitors Centre and Interpretive Museum at Stonehenge UK and the new Civil Justice Centre in Manchester UK.  Acclaimed internationally for the calibre of its architecture, the practice has been published widely including two monographs by Birkhauser of Switzerland and one by Tonji University Press, China.

He is a Life Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and in 1996 received the RAIA Gold Medal.  In 2006 John Denton accepted a part-time role as the Victorian Government Architect to advise the Premier and Cabinet on achieving better architecture and urban design outcomes for Government a role he handed on in June 2008.  In 2007 he received a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from Monash University, where he is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture in the Faculty of Art and Design.

He is currently Chair of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA).


Date: Thursday 20 March

Time: 7pm - 8:30pm

Venue: Law Lecture Theatre 1
Sydney Law School, New Law School Building
Eastern Avenue, Camperdown Campus
The University of Sydney NSW 2006

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LT101, New Law School Building (F10)
Eastern Avenue
#Level 3, Law School Building F10
Camperdown, NSW 2006

Thursday, 20 March 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (AEDT)

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