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    John Gollings and Ivan Rijavec
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    Photography by John Gollings, courtesy of NOW and WHEN Australian Urbanism, which is a major project of the Australian Institute of Architects (major partner)

BIFB'11 - John Gollings and Ivan Rijavec: NOW and WHEN Australian Urbanism

Saturday, August 20, 2011 - Sunday, September 18, 2011, 9 AM - 5 PM

Mars Gallery
Admission: Free

This collection of dramatic urban visions was showcased by The Australian Institute of Architects as Australia's exhibition at last year's 12th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice.  Visitors move around a range of existing and hypothetical urban environments using ground-breaking 3D stereoscopic technology.

NOW and WHEN was led by the Australian Pavilion's Creative Directors, John Gollings and Ivan Rijavec and acted as a catalyst for debate on the future of our cities, engaging in timely issues that include sustainability, urban sprawl and density, and immigration.

The NOW theatre highlights some of Australia's most interesting urban and non-urban regions as they are now, captured by well-known architectural photographer, John Gollings. It focuses on prototypical urban narratives that apply to Australian urbanism as a whole. NOW features current urban environments in Sydney, Melbourne and Surfers Paradise with stereoscopic visuals showing contrasting views of these cities - from macro-scapes at 20,000 feet to 'helicoptering' views of urban and architectural icons at close range.

Gollings says, "3D is really a way of getting closer to a holographic and virtual experience and making it seriously exciting to view. 'NOW and WHEN' is approachable on a lot of different levels so there is something for the person who is interested in any number of factors: architecture, photography, architectural rendering, the development of stereoscopic technology, theories of urbanism or futurism. I wanted to make sure that NOW and WHEN is controversial and contentious, but also engaging and entertaining."


A Ballarat International Foto Biennale exhibition.