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VIRTUAL WRIGHT: Exploring the Hollyhock House

October 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 27, 2017

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2017


VIRTUAL WRIGHT: Exploring the Hollyhock House
Exhibition dates: 11 – 28 October 2017
Exhibition opening: Friday 13 October at 6PM

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.

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


October 11, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


University Gallery


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