The Dwelling: Springbank Island installation
‘The Dwelling’ is a contemporary Indigenous architectural structure on Lake Burley Griffin. The design is inspired by historical Indigenous winter buildings from South East Australia and will use traditional indigenous architect & engineering principles. The structure is a contemporary dome structure constructed from laminated veneer lumber and plywood from Australian timbers. The installation was commissioned by Contour 556 public art festival.
Join DESIGN Canberra on a boat ride to the (otherwise inaccessible) Springbank Island on Sun 15 Nov, $35. Buy tickets here.
About the artists
James Tylor is an Australian multi-disciplinary visual artist whose practice explores Australian environmental issues and cultural history. His focus is on 19th century British Colonial history in South Eastern Australia and South Australian Indigenous cultural history, influenced by his Aboriginal (Kaurna), Māori (Te Arawa) and European Australian heritage (English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch & Norwegian).
Samantha is a Sydney based Architectural Designer of Wiradjuri heritage. Over the last six years she has developed significant experience through her professional practice across residential, commercial and civic projects. She has a strong focus on the social and cultural factors that influence the design of space. Samantha particularly enjoys incorporating and exploring Aboriginal Architecture in a contemporary context.