Out(fit)’s first initiative is the re-activation of an abandoned corner of a prominent site in the CBD.
Throughout 2016 two windows on Newcastle's Wolfe Street will transform into the Looking Glass project. The windows of this once vibrant David Jones department store building, played an important role in the city’s cultural memory, with most Novocastrians over 40 remembering the expertly crafted window dressing and the highly anticipated animatronic Christmas scenes, that families came to view in the evenings.
The Looking Glass project involves curated, temporary exhibitions and spotlights the contributions of women and students: two groups that are often overlooked, but that offer limitless potential in architecture and design. . The Looking Glass project intends to provoke conversations and highlight the potential that design has to offer the future of our region.
Unfortunately the lease ended on our previous space, so we are looking for a new exhibition window. If you know any spaces that may be appropriate, please contact us.
WIBAS RECOGNITION AWARDS
Women in Building and Associated Services aims to unite, promote, recognise, and foster the development of Professionals working toward achieving an equitable future for women in the Construction sector.
Emma is a building fashioner, maker addict and podcast connoisseur. This exhibit details some of her creative work.
THE LEGO PROJECT
Produced by first year students Design and Technology teaching students at University of Newcastle the oversized Lego figurines are 40cm tall, 10 times taller than the normal Lego figurine.
THE GRAND SECTION / BACK TO VERNACULAR
Out(fit) alumni Bobbie Bayley is cycling across Australia after winning the Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship; and Michi Playford is travelling across Asia to study vernacular housing as part of The Parker Fellowship.