Making 2014: Fringe events

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If you’re in Perth this May for the Making 2014 National Architecture Conference, there are more than a few happenings to feed your archi-arty soul.

There’s a lot happening during the week of the 2014 National Architecture Conference (8–10 May) in Perth, the conference itself, speakers, exhibitions and tours in a program of fringe event aptly named Making Fun. We haven’t listed them all – that would spoil the surprise – but here’s a roundup to get you started, and you can watch the Making 2014 website for other events.

Residential tour – north
Wednesday 7 May, 9.30am – 1.30pm
Meet at: Perth Cultural Centre entrance
Corner James and William Street, Perth
Cost: $66 including transport.

Two tours by Open House Perth (OHP) to some of the city’s notable residential projects on both sides of the Swan River. The north tour visits Carine House by Pendal and Neille, Kyilla House by Chindarsi Architects, and a mystery third house.
Bookings essential

Residential tour – south
Thursday 8 May, 1.30pm – 5.30pm
Meet at: Perth Cultural Centre entrance
Corner James and William Street, Perth
Cost: $66 including transport.
Bookings essential

The second OHP tour takes you south of the Swan River to Beach Road house by David Barr and Ross Brewin, Yeovil Cresent David Barr and Bellevue Tce by Phillip Stejskal Architecture.

Conference launch party
Thursday 8 May, 6 – 9pm
State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
174-176 William Street, Northbridge
Cost: $99

Artichoke Night School 14: Designing duos
Wednesday 7 May, 6pm – 8pm
Central Park Theatrette Podium Level
152-158 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Cost: $25

SONA Scavenger Hunt/Master Class
Thursday 8 May, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Meet at: TBC in Perth CBD)
Cost: SONA members $30, non members $50

Teams scour the city for clues, then head to a fantastic lunch location, and then the task begins!

@ SCALE exhibition A free public exhibition of works by established and emerging Australian designers across the creative fields from urban design, architecture and visual arts to furniture and industrial design.

5–16 May
QV1 Foyer, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Opening event Wednesday 7 May, 6 – 8pm
(RSVP for opening event by 5 May)

Architecture studio tours
From Wednesday 7 May

A host of local studios, large and small, including Hassell, Cox, PM+D, CODA Studio, Vittino Ashe, Kent Lyon and other practitioners in and around Perth will open their studios to conference-goers from Wednesday 7 May. Check the Making 2014 Events page for more details.

Perth city sky
Friday 9 May, 12.40 – 1.10pm
Saturday 10 May, 12.40 – 1.10pm

A free public art commission where the Perth sky is the canvas for a work by artist Tom Mùller and architect Daniel Aisenson, drawn by an aerobatic pilot.

Perth Samplings forum
Friday 9 May, 7:00pm
174-176 William Street, Northbridge

A discussion forum about WA artists and architects in collaboration. On the mic are Alec Coles (WA Museum), Stuart Green (Artist, Libby Guj (JCY), Geoff Warn (WA Government Architect and Elizabeth Davis (FORM), Compèred by Margaret Moore (PIAF).

Dancing about architecture
Friday 9 May

For experiemental, dance-loving souls – Unkempt Dance perform a piece inspired by Elvis Costello’s words: “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture”.

Cinecity Architectural Film Project screening
Friday 9 May
Perth State Theatre

Screening of the thirty shortlisted films from this year’s Cinecity Film Project at the State Theatre Perth. Entries were invited to address the 2014 conference theme of Making, and their 60-second films were judges by none other than Zaha Hadid, Tony Hill, Geoffrey London, Francois Penz, Penelope Seilder, Emma Williamson and the Making:2014 creative directors.

Menagerie community choir

Friday 9 May

Perth’s very own 100-voice indie-pop choir, Menagerie, gives a live performance. Their repertoire, including the music of Sufjan Stevens, The Reindeer Section and Mystery Jets. It’s all a bit last minute, so keep your ear to the ground for performance time and venue.

Emerging architect breakfast
Saturday 10 May, 7.30 – 8.45am
Greenhouse, 100 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Cost: $10
Registration essential

Meet some of the National Emerging Architect Prize winners from around the country over breakfast from one of Perths most innovative venues.

Many 6160
Sunday 11 May, three tours from 1 – 3pm
Old Myer Building, 2 Newman Court, Fremantle
Cost: $16.50
Bookings essential: tour 1; tour 2; tour 3.

An Open House Perth-presented tour of the Many 6160 pop-up by Post-Architecture inside a disused department store. Many 6160 is a retail space, production floor and roof top with curated, high-end, supportive, complimentary and quality design/arts operators working towards a common goal of a vibrant Freo. A great example of short-term place activation.

SONA hangover breakfast
Sunday 11 May, 10am – 12 noon
Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland, 360 Murray Street Perth
Cost: $10 SONA members, $20 non members
Registration essential

Registered participants will take part in a mini design competition, for the prize – a ticket and flights to next year’s Student Architecture Congress People in Melbourne.

Secret Perth self-guided tours

For an insider’s view of four Perth precincts by denizens from the architecture community, print the map and take these tours anytime.

Perth CBD heritage walk by Richard Offen (Heritage Perth)
185 years of history in 55 minutes.

Mount Lawley, mapped by Joe Chindarsi (Chindarsi Architects)
Rolling down Highgate Hill: coffee, scotch and jazz.

Fremantle, mapped by Kieran Wong (CODA Studio)
From dawn to dusk: a day in Freo.

Northbridge, mapped by Carley Barrett (Open House Perth, +Design)
– Artful Shenanigans: culture and kebabs oh my!

Making:2014 closing drinks
Saturday 10 May, from 6pm
The Summer Garden, Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre 

Wind up your conference stay at the closing party. It’s free to get in, there’s a cash bar available, and light snacks are served. ALL ARE WELCOME.