the life-architecture of Greg Burgess
Seeking Resonance: the life-architecture of Greg Burgess
An unmissable retrospective exhibition dedicated to the architectural career of the notable Australian-based architect Greg Burgess. With a career spanning over 50 years, he is an innovative and internationally recognised architect with his work celebrated for its complex geometries, material, spiritual insights and unique client and stakeholder consultation processes.
I THINK EXHIBITIONS ARE A CATALYST, BUT ALSO THEY’RE AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE DEEPLY THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ARCHITECTURE AND LIFE.
For over 50 years, Greg Burgess has explored architecture as a way to move into a deep relationship with client, country, and purpose. He sees it is an inner and outer path to materialise spaces and buildings filled with meaning and spirit. The process is highly collaborative, relying on deep listening as well as being iterative, handmade, and experimental. The resultant building – an animated, responsive presence rather than an object – emerges through the third space of encounter and in turn, converses with sky, with country and with those who meet it.
For Greg, there is a correspondence between the seeking self and a building’s capacity to gesture, speak and resonate. He sees inner work and connection of body, soul and spirit as key elements to enable creative presence. Life and work can then be filled with the drama of challenge and also open to generative, playful responsiveness.
This is an unmissable exhibition dedicated to the architectural career of celebrated Australian-based architect Greg Burgess. He is an innovative and internationally-recognised architect with his work celebrated for its complex geometries, material and spiritual insights.
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3D Multimedia Exhibition Tour
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Features video vignettes and insights into the exhibition elements and design process.
Virtual Tour of Greg Burgess' Exhibition - Seeking Resonance
Hosted by Greg Burgess, come on a virtual tour giving his thoughts about the exhibition.
In conversation with Greg Burgess
Greg Burgess sits down with A/Prof Peter Raisbeck and Dr Kirsten Day to discuss his career and exhibition: Seeking Resonance: the life-architecture of Gregory Burgess. Hosted By Prof Donald Bates.
Floor Talk with Greg Burgess
Join Greg Burgess and A/Prof Peter Raisbeck as they discuss the story behind Greg’s life and the exhibition.
Exhibition collateral and articles
Exhibition program, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, Greg Burgess, Tanya Coburn, Kirsten Day, Peter Raisbeck, Sep 2022.
Architecture that seeks to evoke the spiritual, ArchitectureAU, D. J. Huppatz, 11 Oct 2022.
Seeking Resonance: the life-architecture of Gregory Burgess (photo spread), pp. 8-9, Atrium Magazine Issue 43, 2022.
Seeking Resonance: the life-architecture of Gregory Burgess (interview), Architecture & Design, Jarrod Reedie, 8 Sep 2022.
The Seeking Resonance: the life-architecture of Gregory Burgess exhibition is a collaboration with the Robin Boyd Foundation and Avington Merino.
Special thanks to Gabor Jakus of erbauer and Julian Featherston of Two Feathers.