NOW and WHEN Australian Urbanism

A collection of dramatic urban visions exhibited in the 12th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy will be seen in Sydney for the first time. The exhibition uses ground-breaking 3D stereoscopic technology which will allow visitors to Object to move through hypothetical urban environments and see the urbanised world from different perspectives.

Art Exhibition previously on at Object Gallery (Closed - see Australian Design Centre) in New South Wales, Australia.
From Friday 01 July 2011 to Sunday 25 September 2011

Saturation City image Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia image Sydney, New South Wales, Australia image Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2 image Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia image Symbiotic City image City of Hope image City of Hope 2 image Multiplicity image The Oceanic City image The Oceanic City 2 image Survival vs Resilience image Terra Form Australis image A Tale of Two Cities image Aquatown image -41 + 41 image

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The exhibition features two films that will act as a catalyst for debate on the future of our cities, engaging in timely issues that include sustainability, urban sprawl and density, and immigration.

The NOW film highlights five of Australia’s most interesting urban and non-urban regions as they are now, captured by Co-Creative Director and well-known architectural photographer, John Gollings.

In the second film, 17 futuristic environments imagine WHEN we reach 2050 and beyond. Depicting Australian cities 40+ years into the future, these ideas are the result of a national competition set by the Australian Institute of Architects which was intended to liberate architects from planning and design constraints to create a vision of the future.

NOW and WHEN is being exhibited on a completely new form of 3D stereoscopic technology.

Gollings emphasises that “3D is a really exciting way of getting closer to a holographic and virtual experience and making it seriously exciting to view”.

Co-Creative Directors John Gollings and Ivan Rijavec have been committed to ensuring NOW and WHEN is approachable on a number of levels. Typical audiences may include those interested in architecture, photography, architectural rendering, stereoscopic technology or theories or urbanism and futurism.

The exhibition is controversial, contentious, engaging and entertaining and gives expression to the notion of Australian ‘urban dreaming’.

Object is currently seeking interested parties to support the exhibition in Sydney. Opportunities range from helping to finance the unique design and production of a viewing pod to showcase the international exhibition, to assisting with transport and logistics.

If you are interested in finding out more about how to support this project please contact Annalyse McLeod, Communications and Development Manager at or phone: (02) 9361 4555.

This exhibition is a major project of the Australian Institute of Architects.