Paris has seen the worst tragedy in its recent history, with scores of young people killed and others injured. Through the laying of flowers and candle light tributes many have paid their respects and expressed their hopes for peace, not only in Paris, but everywhere. It is poignant therefore that Paris is currently hosting Climate Change talks and that these artists are getting behind the cause .
A preview of the ' Embassies ' of Sydney's 2016 Biennale
The theme of the 20th Biennale of Sydney (opens March 18, 2016) is inspired by a quote from leading science fiction author William Gibson "The Future is Already Here — It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed "
Young Australian architects Archier Studio have worked with a regionally based sculptor Benjamin Gilbert to hand-craft a truly beautiful dwelling from 270 reclaimed one-tonne blocks of concrete. The award-winning design was designed and built together with the client, and serves as a precedent for positive reuse of the thousands of tonnes of concrete which goes to waste each year.
Old Clare Hotel, Chippendale, Sydney, Extern/Tonkin Zahailka Greer, 2015
A denizen of Chippendale’s Kensington Street since 1939, the heritage-listed Old Clare Hotel has been redeveloped by Singapore-based hotelier Loh Lik Peng, and given new life by Sydney-based architects Tonkin Zahailka Greer as a boutique hotel and home to three restaurants with serious gastronomic cred - Automata, Silvereye and the Kensington Street Social.