Lecture | Donald Bates ‘Architecture, Imagination and Consequences’

As part of the Ian Potter Museum of Art exhibition ‘The Piranesi effect’ leading international architect Donald Bates will discuss the continuing relevance and influence of Piranesi on contemporary architectural practice today ins his lecture ‘Architecture, Imagination and Consequences’.

Professor Donald L Bates FAIA, RIBA is Chair of Architectural Design at the University of Melbourne and Founder/Director, LAB architecture studio.

Date: Saturday 5 April, 2-3pm

Venue: Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Swanston St, Parkville

Website: http://www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au/public-programs/current-events/prgm-date/2014-04-05/prgm/saturday-lecture-the-piranesi-effect

Free event but seating is limited – book via the Ian Potter website.

Piranesi Exhibitions in Melbourne from February

The Piranesi Effect at the Potter 20 February until 25 May 

Piranesi’s works are  juxtaposed with Roman and Etruscan antiquities, also works by contemporary artists Rick Amor, Michael Graf, Mira Gojak, Andrew Hazewinkel, Peter Robinson, Jan Senbergs and Simon Terrill.

Piranesi at the State Library of Victoria 22 February until 6 July 
Rome: Piranesi’s vision is the largest exhibition of Piranesi’s work ever to be seen in Australia, with over 100 significant works focusing on superb prints from his ‘Vedute di Roma’.

Piranesi at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura 26 February until 30 April
A Traveller’s Dream: Piranesi and Rome  is on at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura (Italian Cultural Institute), South Yarra.