‘The Lost Plans’ – an exhibition by painter Yanni Pounartzis about Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin’s plans for Canberra from 1912.
“Even though their original intention was stifled in the final application, there’s still a strong sense of geometrical forms existing within the folds of the landscape,” says Pounartzis.
Pounartzis’ work reflects the way the Griffins’ architecture was founded in a search for pure form, a geometric abstract ideal, inspired by the patterns of nature.
“They believed that there was a better way for the individual to live within the built environment. Their vision embraced a human perspective and paid homage to the natural world. It’s a spirit that is needed now, more than ever,” he says.
|When||Opens Thursday 24.3 at 6PM until Sunday 10.4|
“Stercus accidit.” — David Hume.