Glenn Walls

Modern Art for Government Offices

Posted in Modern Art for Government Offices, Uncategorized by Glenn Walls on March 5, 2017

5. Modern art for government officersModern Art for Government Offices. Architecture & Art Magazine covers. Australia 1960s

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Modern Art for Government Offices. Architecture & Art Magazine covers. Australia 1960s

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Modern Art for Government Offices. (Sydney Opera House. Lend Lease Corporation Ltd redevelopment proposal by architects Roy Grounds, Robin Boyd & Frederick Romberg for Sydney historic Rock’s area. Bates, Smart & McCutcheon, South British Insurance Company Building.  Architecture & Art Magazine cover. Australia May 1962.

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Modern Art for Government Offices. (Jeffrey Howlett & Don Bailey. Council House, Perth. Architecture & Art Magazine. 1961). Digital Print, Perspex. 2017. Opened in 1963 by the Queen. Remodelled and updated with Asbestos removed in 1999. Heritage listed in 2006.

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Modern Art for Government Offices. (Bates, Smart & McCutcheon, South British Insurance Company Building. Queen St, Melbourne. 1961. Photo: Wolfgang Sievers) Architecture & Art Magazine cover. Australia 1961.

In the foreground and further along the Pearl Assurance Building and the RACV Building

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Modern Art for Government Offices. (Warrigah Mall Regional Shopping Centre. Architects: Alexander Kann, Finch and Associates. Opened April 1963. Redeveloped numerous times beyond recognition). Architecture & Art Magazine cover. Australia June 1963.

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Modern Art for Government Offices. (Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne. Welton Becket and Associates in partnership with Leslie M Perrott & Partners. Architecture & Art Magazine. 1962). Digital Print, Perspex. 2017. Hotel demolished.

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Modern Art for Government Offices. Architecture & Art Magazine covers. Australia 1960s

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Modern Art for Government Offices (Harry Seidler, Blues Point Tower. Architecture & Art Magazine cover. July 1962. Photo Max Dupain). Digital Print. Perspex. 2017

Blues Point Tower is considered by many Sydney residents to be inconsistent with its surrounding buildings and cityscape. Over time, many public figures have criticised it, or even called for its demolition. However, in 1993, North Sydney Council added the building to its local heritage register.

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