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'Lantern Parade.' Photo by Christian Capurro.

Buxton Contemporary Reflects On 100 Years Of Bauhaus Design

Amelia Barnes
16th August, 2019

See archival footage and contemporary works inspired by the Bauhaus movement in this Melbourne exhibition.

Southbank gallery Buxton Contemporary is celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus design in its current exhibition, Bauhaus Now!

This exhibition highlights the iconic German style’s visionary and radical practices in Australia. Included are various contemporary experiments created by artists and students across fine art, architecture, and design disciplines.

Among major works in Bauhaus Now! is Mondspiel/Moonplay, a video performance installation by artists Mikala Dwyer and Justene Williams inspired by the original Bauhaus school that was forcibly closed by the Nazis in 1933. The piece contains a thistle garden at its heart surrounded by banners and video screenings depicting the expelled Bauhaus masters.

There’s also a vast collection of original Bauhaus archival source material in the exhibition, including postcards, drawing, magazines and prints. The exhibition has been curated by Ann Stephen, senior curator of the University Art Gallery, Sydney University Museums.

Learn more about the Bauhaus and its founder Walter Gropius in our recent article on the movement.

Bauhaus Now!
Friday July 26th – Sunday October 20th
Buxton Contemporary, The University of Melbourne
Corner of Dodds Street and Southbank Blvd
Southbank, Victoria 
(Free entry)

Amelia Barnes
16th August, 2019

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