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The Grand Section  2017 - push bike study of Australia’s regional architecture east to west, lat 25 | 2018 - national exhibition showing the country’s guts to the edge.

We’ve finish our 4 month exhibition tour with Girthy; with Slim Edges around the country! What a whirlwind trip, covering over 20,000kms in the 4 months – in contrast to 7600kms from the east to west of the country on our bicycles in 2017. Here’s some of our favourite pics to celebrate!
We had 12 ‘stops’ around the country on our clockwise exhibition, where we would set up the exhibition in each city/town at markets, local schools, community centres, architecture offices and universities giving talks and presentations about our findings and the architecture of the country outside of the inhabited edge. On our 12th ‘stop’ at Owen’s hometown Blackheath we went out with a bang with a night of obscure architectural trivia!
“Girthy; with Slim Edges” provided a platform to discuss and engage with the reality of our country’s landscape, people and buildings, where we had 3000+ people from around the country engage with the work and ideas.
We’ve got things in the pipeline for the end of this year and next… stay tuned.
Thanks to;
Newcastle: JR, Stu, Sally, @gonzopractice , Chriss, Megan, Scotty, Albie, @olivetreemarket and @derivearchitecture , @newcastlecityfarmersmarket , @franklythiswinewasmadebybob , @rubyjwalters (and not James), @russellbrown4629 and Deb, Wayne and @jenniferross366 ,
Sydney: @shuangwest , @neesonmurcutt , @han_slater , @thedriveinmarkets , Andy,
Melbourne: @dimasearchitects , @vicmarket , @organic_deb_57 and @m_warner20, @becwarns
Adelaide: @uniofadelaide , Wilunga Green Light Markets, Wilunga Environment Centre, @adelfarmmarket , Bruce and Kristen, Jo, Bill Wedge, Perth: @jaimemayger , @mt_eyk , @danieljanmartin , Mossman Park Men's Shed, Brett, @subifarmersmarket , @growersgreenfarmersmarket , @franceselizabethjones and Dave,
Meekatharra: @madeinmeeka and @em.paler , Energise Food Van.
Thanks continued in comments....

Tonight!! Get there!
Micha Nussinovs Exhibition curated by Karen Lambert at Nussinov gallery in Redfern tonight!

That’s right! Tomorrow night we’ll be heading to NewSpace in Newcastle to have a yarn as a part of the University’s Practice Matters series!.
With Sushi on the table and a glass of wine, drop by as we talk about our Approaching Practice, sharing a few stories from The Grand Section. .

It's on.

WE HAVE MOVED UPSTAIRS!! It was a bit wet! #classicblackheath Through the main door and up the steps!

The bloody FINALE!!! ITS HERE! AHHHHH!!! What better way to finish this bad boy off than with some obscure Australian architectural trivia at the PUB!! .
Kicks off 10am tomorrow with the Exhibition in the beer garden until 4pm
Trivia kicks off at 6pm in the bistro. Get in early to snag a seat! .
Literal architectural chaos!

Legend legend legend legend legend @roughankim legend legend legend legend legend legend legend legend @cemintel legend legend legend legend legend legend legend legend.

Boo! It's been a scary good time at the country division conference! Thanks to @ca_arch and Noel for having us along. Got to see some wicked Architects that we greatly admire. Some serious honesty from @studiotakt which is always refreshing to hear. .
It was great to meet and greet the incredible network of regional practitioners. Onya!!

We've got the pleasure today of popping into the Eco Outdoor Showroom in Waterloo where the @ozetecture Glenn Murcutt Master class is operating out of. .
2 weeks amongst greatness in the profession, participants come from all over the world to learn from Glen Murcutt, Richard Leplastrier, Peter Stutchbury and Brit Andresen, among many others. .
This year's Brief is a good one.... a place of reconciliation .

We love maps.... especially this one which shows our updated map of the country free for the Australian government to adopt!! We think this shows a more complete picture of the country. It layers up white fella thinking, black fella thinking, mumma nature thinking and opens up some big questions about the country and the possibilities that are out there.
If we are going to design for the driest inhabited continent maybe we should look at the context the fertile edges of the country exist in.
We have almost finished taking our "Girthy" Exhibition around these fertile edges which has been an eye opening contrast to the red insides of Australia.

Bit dusty from the Singleton show last night but we are here! Sushi, Coles, coffee, games, pharmacy and Architecture! What more could you want? .
Check it out 10-4 today only!!
#exhibition #singleton

We just want to holla at our mates @five_mile_radius !
You guys rock.... Sorry ...dirt. You guys dirt! .
Also mucho amore to @wanderingcooks and Ash for being honest, generous, kind and fun! Cracking!

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