Art is Power - LAGI Melbourne 2018

From 19 -28 October the City of Port Phillip and partners presented an exhibition combining design and sustainability from a shipping container in the centre of the Acland Street Plaza, St Kilda.

286 people voted on site for their favourite Land Art Generator Initiative 2018 Melbourne shortlisted project. Many more stopped past to look and engage in discussions.

The winner of the public vote are as follows;

First place:

Light Up, 1st Place Winner to LAGI 2018 Melbourne

TEAM: Martin Heide, Dean Boothroyd, Emily Von Moger, David Allouf, Takasumi Inoue, Liam Oxlade, Michael Strack, Richard Le (NH Architecture);

Mike Rainbow, Jan Talacko (Ark Resources); John Bahoric (John Bahoric Design); Bryan Chung, Chea Yuen Yeow Chong, Anna Lee, Amelie Noren (RMIT Architecture Students)


Second place:

St Kilda Halo, a submission to LAGI 2018 for Melbourne

TEAM: Pete Spence, Hiroe Fujimoto, Sacha Hickinbotham, Michael Richards, Alison Potter, Jason Embley (Grimshaw Architects)

TEAM LOCATION: Melbourne, Australia

Third place:

Ngargee, a submission to LAGI 2018 Melbourne

TEAM: Soren Luckins, Ashleigh Adams, George Thompson, Kate Luckins, Alan Pears, Erin Pears, Peter Bennetts, Jasmine Sarin, Elder Arweet Carolyn Briggs, Rae Fairbairn, Dave Stelma

TEAM LOCATION: Melbourne, Australia

It was great to have many interesting conversations with the community and visitors about the place of renewable energy technology in public art and spaces and about how the future will need artists, architects and engineers to effectively work together for quality outcomes.

Over 60 adults and children participated in workshops and activities for the duration of the exhibition, sessions included:

  • Cyanotype printing

  • Children’s storytime

  • Sensory garden

  • Bonsoy wallet

  • Plant swap meet

Project teams from Grimshaw Architecture, NH Architecture & ASPECT Studios hosted interactive displays during the program also.