Opening of Art in Architecture exhibition

The exhibition Art in Architecture: The Work of Robin Dods officially opened on Friday 15 April on The Queensland Terreace. The exhibition profiles the work of one of Queensland's most significant architects, Robin Dods, and his creative output, which included archtiectural plans, drawings and even furntiture. Some of Dods' most well-known buildings include St. Brigid's Church at Red Hill, the Mater Misericordiae Hospital and woolstores at Teneriffe.

Dods' great nephew, Espie Dods, gave an insightful talk to a crowd comprising architects, industry professionals, historians and family members. He talked of his relative's practice and the efforts of people such as exhibition curator Dr. Robert Riddel and Don Watson that have gone to great lengths to protect Dods' legacy. Espie Dods talked about the value of architectural firms' plans and drawings and how important it is for them to be held and preserved by cultural institutions like the State Library of Queensland.

Visitors were given the chance to look at the exhibition and learn more about the work that went into conserving the drawings featured in Art in Architecture. Two digital stories featured in the exhibition have also been made available online: an interview with Dr. Robert Riddel and a story with Exhibitions Conservator, Rachel Spano.

Espie Dods

Espie Dods, Dods' great-great grand daughter, and Dr. Robert Riddel

Exhibition visitors

Exhibition visitors

Dr. Robert Riddel with visitors

Paper Conservator, Gajendra Rawat

Gavin Bannerman

A/Manager, Original Materials

Queensland Memory


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