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Hot Modernism coming soon

By JOL Admin | 4 July 2014

State Library will be opening a new exhibition to the public on 9 July 2014. Hot Modernism: Building modern Queensland 1945-75 is the culmination of an ARC Linkage Grant with the UQ School of Architecture and will investigate Queensland's modernist architecture post-WWII.

The exhibition focuses on five key themes relevant to the period: Climate and Regionalism, Urbanism and Infrastructure, Colour and Art, International Influences and Lifestyle. There will be a range of architectural drawings, photographs and physical models reflecting the work of this period. Uniquely, there will also be a 1:1 scale recreation of a significant house of the era. This recreation of the Jacobi House, built in Indooroopilly in 1957 and designed by Hayes and Scott, will house a range of mid-century furniture and be located literally within the SLQ Gallery.

Hot Modernism is open from 9 July - 12 October. Included in the program is a range of events at SLQ and at some special locations around Brisbane.

You can learn more about Queensland's post-war architecture at the Digital Archive of Queensland Architecture. This database of oral histories, transcripts and other digital content has been developed as part of the ARC Linkage Project.

To give a small sneak peek into the exhibition, here is a digital story filmed with Chris Osborne and Susan Bennett at their house in Carina.



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