A+W NZ Taranaki Exhibition 11 - 22 September 2017Back
A+W NZ Taranaki are holding an exhibition of the work of several local architects, graduates and designers as part of The Festival of Architecture. The exhibition runs from Monday 11 September to Friday 22 September, at the Stonebaths in New Plymouth.
The exhibition celebration event was held on Thursday 14 September, 5:30pm, with guest speakers NZIA President Christina van Bohemen (Sills van Bohemen), The University of Auckland's Kathy Waghorn and Wellington architect Sally Ogle (Patchwork Architecture).
Thanks to NZIA, Resene, Rosenfeld &bKidson, Stonebaths, Gibbons Architects and Jacobsens for their support
From the President's address in the NZIA Bulletin 15 September 2017;
"Our approach to public engagement has changed. The development of the Festival of Architecture has seen Architecture Week change from a local event (which was very strong in Auckland for a number of years) to a national programme. The Festival was developed as an advocacy vehicle offering a range of activities promoting architecture and architects around the country. The idea of a such a framework allows for both national and local events, big and small. There has been activity in most branches. Last night, for example, I attended an exhibition in New Plymouth by Architecture + Women NZ supported by the Western Branch. Sally Ogle, Kathy Waghorn and I presented to 60 people on Patchwork Architecture, Future Islands and the general theme of ‘Architecture Matters’. Kathy and I also talked to a group of high school students, curious to know about what architects do and how to become one."
NZIA President Christiina van Bohemen