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Virtual Wright: Exploring the Hollyhock House (UoN Art Gallery)

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University of Newcastle

Newcastle, NSW

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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 third and final exhibition will showcase Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece in various mediums and will be an excellent way to celebrate his 150th birthday. There will be two virtual counters available throughout the evening with drinks served at 6:30pm. To avoid disappointment in gaining access to one of the VR headsets, please arrive at 6pm.

For more information see: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/community-and-alumni/arts-and-culture/the-university-gallery/calendar

Follow our exploratory design process on Instagram: Virtual_Hollyhock

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University of Newcastle

Newcastle, NSW

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