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Date: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY // 10am
Location: Brisbane City
THIS EVENT IS BOOKED OUT.
Join PhD student Lloyd Jones of the University of Queensland, School of Architecture, on a tour of key architectural projects by the eminent Queensland architect Robin Gibson (1930-2014) and his practice Robin Gibson & Partners.
The tour will meet on the lawn on the river side of the Queensland Art Gallery completed in 1982, near the start of the Victoria Bridge. The QAG was the first building completed for the Queensland Cultural Centre, a collection of highly disciplined brutalist buildings that has been credited as the catalyst for the development of the South Bank precinct and was added to the Queensland Heritage Register in 2014.
Using an interactive map developed by Masters Students at the UQ School of Architecture in 2016, the tour will then visit several examples of the firm’s commercial, religious and public projects within the Brisbane CBD. Highlights include the Colonial Mutual Assurances building at 300 Queen Street, the ANZAC & Post Office Square and the award-winning restoration work of St Stephen’s Cathedral.
Throughout the tour your guide will describe the history of the practice and provide a running commentary on the significance of Gibson’s work on Brisbane’s built environment.