Arts West façade competition


Arts West façade competition winner announced

So many amazing shots of the #artswest façade were submitted, but our expert panel could only choose one! Congratulations to winner: @leda__._____ via Instagram!

One of the competition panel members from ARM Architecture had the following to say: "The images on the façade of Arts West are fleeting, similar to the way we imagine reading objects in the clouds. This image of the bronze finials not only wonderfully captures the moment where the image is visible, but also reflects the viewer's own interpretation of the time and place in which the building now lives."

Arts West façade
Instgram photo by Leda Yazgin: Arts West façade

" leda__._____ said on Instagram: Standing between the Old and New; the classic Old Arts building at The University of Melbourne, juxtasposed with the modern new Arts West. At this crossroads in time and space, we hold up a mirror to the future - but also reflect the past. This angle reveals that imprinted on the metal sheets are two images. These depict artefacts typical of the bronze work found in the Luristan region from 900 to 700 BCE - in modern Iran. Hope you enjoy this reminder that the past, present and future are an intricately linked, dialectical continuum. Many thanks to my girl - the gorgeous hand model @courtnyheart - for enduring the bitter cold + indulging my artistic visions! (Architect team: ARM & Architectus)

Arts West façade reveal video


Behold! The Arts West reveal video. Officially opened by the VC Professor Glyn Davis in the presence of Chancellor Elizabeth Alexander today, the stunning new building provides the University's Arts Precinct with 24 high-quality new dedicated teaching and learning spaces, a digital studio and a façade that displays images from the University's cultural collections.

Arts West façade

Arts West façade

The new Arts West building features classical and modern objects woven into its façade. We want you to bring these objects to life, by using your photography skills to capture them from their best angle!