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Ainslie Murray in conversation with Julian Worrall

Artist Talk
June 16, 2017

Artist Ainslie Murray will discuss the exhibition Breathing Buildings with curator and architect Julian Worrall. With their mutual connections to Japan through architecture, Julian and Ainslie will open a dialogue on the work of Kengo Kuma, their projects engaging Japanese architecture, and contemporary interdisciplinary art practice.


Ainslie Murray is an interdisciplinary artist, architect and academic working principally in installation. The artist states, “my work explores the augmentation of architectural space through subtle realisations of intangible, hidden, and forgotten spatial forces.” Initially informed by a research residency in Kyoto a decade ago, Murray has continued to engage with the aesthetic principles in Japanese architecture, most recently through the work of Kengo Kuma.

A Senior Lecturer in UNSW’s Faculty of the Built Environment, Murray exhibits nationally and internationally and has shown work in China, Denmark and Scotland. Murray has received awards for her creative research practice from the Australia Council for the Arts and NAVA, as well as scholarships and international residencies including the Banff Centre in Canada and La Cité Internationale des Arts in France.


Julian Worrall is an Australian architect, scholar and critic with an international reputation as an interpreter of the architecture and urbanism of contemporary Japan. He is currently Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Adelaide and holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Tokyo. His work, pursued through a mix of scholarly research, critical writing, and design practice, is broadly concerned with the construction of alternative modernities, particularly as seen through the lens of the East Asian metropolis.


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Ainslie Murray in conversation with curator Julian Worrall
June 16, 2017 (Friday)
6:30pm-8pm (Doors open 6pm)
Free; walk-ins welcome.

The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008


(02) 8239 0055


Breathing Buildings
June 16 – July 29, 2017
The Japan Foundation Gallery

Papercraft workshop with Benja Harney
June 17, 2017 (Saturday)
Morning Session: 10.45am-12pm
Afternoon Session: 1.45pm-3pm
Free; bookings essential.

Images courtesy of Ainslie Murray

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