Culture of Place: Bendigo and the Big Build
Join us at the La Trobe Arts Institute for a ‘mini-marathon’ of inspiring and informative presentations exploring the development of the architecturally significant ‘Big Build’ projects that are shaping the future of Bendigo’s city centre.
Significantly, these large-scale civic, educational and government projects have been created in close consultation and with leadership of DJAARA (Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation) including creative collaborations with Indigenous artists, designers and practitioners from the Bendigo region.
The event will reveal the process behind this vital Indigenous leadership with a presentation from Rebecca (Bec) Phillips, a Dja Dja Wurrung artist developing works for Galkangu Bendigo GovHub and Bendigo Law Courts Development, who has been involved in the cultural consultative process from early on. Following her presentation, Bec will be joined by Anne-Marie Pisani, ASPECT Studios to further illustrate this working relationship on the landscape architecture elements at the Law Courts.
It will also include keynote architect-led presentations on the Galkangu Bendigo GovHub designed by Lyons, Bendigo Law Courts Development designed by John Wardle Architects (JWA) and the Bendigo TAFE Revitalisation Project, recently completed by Architectus in partnership with Six Degrees.
Victorian State Government Architect, Jill Garner (OVGA), will open the event, followed by the presentations and a panel discussion moderated by Stuart Harrison – Open House Board President – providing an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the presenters.
A self-guided walking map will be provided online and to all talk attendees so that they can walk the circuit and view each site from the street (where projects are in construction).
Opening address from Jill Garner, OVGA, Victorian State Government Architect
Designing with Culture & Country presented by Rebecca Phillips, Dja Dja Wurrung artist with Anne-Marie Pisani, ASPECT Studios
Galkangu GovHub presented by Adam Pustola, Lyons
Bendigo Law Courts presented by Meaghan Dwyer and Kah-Fai Lee, John Wardle Architects
Bendigo TAFE presented by Jayden Peacock, Architectus
Panel moderated by Stuart Harrison, Open House Board President
Images: (1-5) Bendigo Law Courts Development renders. Courtesy of John Wardle Architects. (6-7) Bendigo TAFE. Photos: Trevor Mein.
Time & Date
Saturday 22 October
$5 commitment fee, general admin
Free for students and concession
Accessible parking nearby
La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View St, Bendigo VIC 3550