The University of Adelaide has partnered with the upcoming Illuminate Adelaide Festival to host the make history: The Art of Placemaking speaker event on the 16 July.
Lumen bar will be hosting event-goers and their guests every night during Illuminate Adelaide from 15 to 31 July.
Both of the events will feature the work of University alumni.
The work of Director of Cox Architecture, Adam Hannon, and Aboriginal landscape artist Paul Herzich, who designed the Wangu Poles on the North Terrace campus, will both feature in an exhibition displayed in the Lumen bar, designed by School of Architecture and Build Environment at the University of Adelaide. The exhibition will run throughout the Illuminate Adelaide Festival in July.
Hannon will also host the Art of Placemaking talk, featuring French architect and place maker Jacques Rival, British designer and fabricator Chris Carr, and British installation artists Gemma Mills and Michael Davis.
“The artists selected for the Illuminate Adelaide panel will enable us to reimagine and transform our traditional city buildings and spaces,” Hannon says.
“The event is an opportunity to talk about art projects around the world and how the artists will translate their approach to Adelaide – how they are inspired by our existing cityscapes and how they will bring life to our city.”
Hannon graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1997 and went on to work around the world before returning to work with Cox Architecture on projects such as the Adelaide Oval redevelopment and the creation of Adelaide Botanic High School.
“I’ve been incredibly fortunate to work on some great projects, we really enjoy working on public architecture – any opportunity to make a positive difference to the activation of our city,” Hannon says.
“As a student on the campus, I remember my experience of the beautiful spaces and historic buildings, and the Illuminate Adelaide Festival allows everyone the opportunity to re-imagine those spaces and buildings.”
Lumen bar is on North Terrace campus next to Bonython Hall, providing a place for festival goers and the wider community to sample the wine, spirits and beers produced by University alumni.
Hannon says the bar will become a central point for those enjoying festival installations across campus.
“The bar will host an exhibition of award winning architectural projects by University of Adelaide alumni over our recent history in Adelaide, it’s an opportunity for everyone to meet and discuss the festival program, look at design installations, and connect – it provides a real community hub,” Hannon says.
“It’s going to be fantastic to see Adelaide come to life during this festival. Illuminate Adelaide happens in winter when we’re all nicely rugged up and we get to walk through the city and experience all the creativity, light and sound.
“It’s a great time for a celebration of our city.”
Hannon says anyone considering studying architecture or design in Adelaide are spoilt for inspiration in our city.
“We have great historic and contemporary buildings. Embrace everything this city has to offer, because everything that is happening interstate is also happening in Adelaide,” Hannon says.
“Being on campus, you’re in the city, you’ve got everything you could possibly want for student life at your fingertips… that’s a unique opportunity.”
Find out more and register for events happening at the University of Adelaide’s website. Lumen bar is also available for private functions.
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