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Author Bryne, Lisa

Title Designing place : an archaeology of the Western District / edited by Lisa Byrne, Harriet Edquist, Laurene Vaughan
Published Melbourne : Melbourne Books, [2010]
Melbourne : Melbourne Books, c2010


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Description 159 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps, facsimiles ; 22 x 26 cm
Summary From RMIT Gallery: The Stony Rises Project brings together 10 contemporary artists and designers in an investigation of the rich, layered histories of the Western District of Victoria.. Following a four-day artists' camp in April 2009, artists Carmel Wallace, Gini Lee, Jenny Lowe, Kit Wise, Laurene Vaughan, Lesley Duxbury, Marion Manifold, Ruth Johnstone, Seth Keen and Vicki Couzens created works in response to the area to the southeast, south and southwest of Lake Corangamite distinguished by the basalt rocks erupting from the landscape forming Stony Rises, as well as volcanic cones and crater lakes.Designers, artists, curators and community members were able to interact with and learn from each other in order to create informed works. The resulting exhibition focuses on the histories of the area, the intricate relationships of people with place, foreigners on new lands, and colonial and Indigenous narratives. A fully illustrated publication Designing Place. An Archeology of the Western District has been produced, with essays by project curators Lisa Byrne, Professor Harriet Edquist, Associate Professor Laurene Vaughan and other scholars, to accompany the exhibition. This publication and exhibition at RMIT Gallery facilitated a unique collaboration and intersection of creative practices - the artist, the designer, the architect, the landscape architect, the historian, the geologist, and the landscape archaeologist
This book is beautifully produced and brings together some of Australia's foremost artists and intellectuals in a project that investigates the meaning of place focusing on the Western district of Victoria
Notes "Project of the design Research Institute at RMIT University."
Project supported by the design Research Institute at RMIT University
Publication to accompany exhibition "The Stony Rises Project" held at RMIT Gallery: 23 Jul 2010 - 11 Sep 2010
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Harriet Edquist is a professor of Architectural History in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT
Subject Architecture -- Australia -- Western District (Vic.)
Cultural landscapes -- Australia -- Western District (Vic.)
Landscape archaeology -- Australia -- Western District (Vic.)
Streetscapes (Urban design) -- Australia -- Western District (Vic.)
Author Byrne, Lisa, editor
Edquist, Harriet, editor
Vaughan, Laurene, editor
RMIT Gallery (Melbourne, Vic.), host institution
RMIT University Design Research Institute
ISBN 9781877096754 (paperback)