RMIT ARCHITECTURE STUDIO
79 Main Street BEEAC
SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2015
presentation and launch of
the lake project
Project presentations will commence at 1 pm
Installation current 31 October - 29 November 2025
Black soil, volcanic craters, salt lakes and grassy plains – that’s Kanawinka – the subtly beautiful land around the little town of Beeac – Gulidjan country.
Motivated by the sense that an open canvas and distinct culture are perhaps easier to find in the regions – in 2015 two cohorts of RMIT architecture studio students descended on the little town of Beeac, approximately 170 km south-west of Melbourne: 20 minutes to the Otways, 40 to Lorne and 45 to Ballarat.
The students’ brief on each occasion of their regional explorations was to investigate this context, cultural and physical, prior to responding to design of short stay residential artist retreat/research post on an area of nearly two hectares along Lake Beeac.
This theoretical exercise has produced some startling responses to the site.
A sample of these responses and plans will be presented by ‘the lakes project’ participants on Saturday 7 November at WINDOWSPACE-BEEAC, 79 Main Street, Beeac at 1 pm. An installation of elements engaged will be available to view in WINDOWSPACE-BEEAC from Saturday 31 October until Sunday 29 November 2015.