Are bricks and mortar necessary to building culture?

Australia’s cultural sector is in a building boom. A recent SAMAG panel, however, discussed the realities of mounting a redevelopment, asking how important are costly consultants, the need for Master planning and post-build sustainability?
[This is archived content and may not display in the originally intended format.]

Blak Box, Urban Theatre Projects; image courtesy UTP. Photo credit: Barton Taylor

Australia’s cultural sector appears to be in a building frenzy, with multi-million dollar projects being rolled out everywhere from state cultural institutions to regional arts organisations – all with the desire to build capacity.

And while other organisations may not yet have signed off on a project of their own, many dreams wait in the wings as the reality of building sustainability sits forefront for arts organisations today.

Unlock Padlock Icon

Like this content?

Become a Member and unlock unlimited Access today

Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

Unlock Padlock Icon

Support us to keep providing
Arts news and jobs

Become a member and unlock access to jobs and all premium articles and news content