The City Shaped | Melbourne
location - Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
type - sculpture, painting and exhibition
year - 2020
status - Installed and removed
people - Amy Evans, Conor Todd and Eva Florindo
client - National Gallery of Victoria's Melbourne Design Week
media - link
photographs - Sean Fennessy
The City Shaped: Melbourne, explores the idea of the city as a machine for cultural production through a series of images and sculptural objects. This exploration examines the relationship between human activity and the spaces of the city: the way in which human activity shapes the form of the city and, in turn, is shaped by it. Taking Melbourne’s Hoddle Grid as a testing ground, an analysis of each city block reveals individual spatio-cultural characteristics, which are reinterpreted in the form of sculptural objects.
The first stage of this project, focusing on Melbourne, was exhibited as part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s ‘Melbourne Design Week', in March, 2020. The exhibition presented a series of abstract ceramic sculptures, reinterpreting Melbourne’s city grid and the cultural activities that it generates. The work was both a series of cultural objects and an exploration of culture in the city.
Amy is a Berlin based architect and artist currently researching the relationship between the social and urban fabric of cities. As well as research and design work, she regularly teaches design studios at both the University of Melbourne and RMIT. The following is a selection of projects spanning across, architecture, exhibition design, curation, art, teaching, research and publication.
Amy is recipient of the Marten Bequest 2020 for her ongoing project titled ‘The City Shaped’.