Unsettling Queenstown

National Exhibition Register

About the exhibition

Unsettling Queenstown explores contemporary architectural tactics and projects in the context of decolonisation. Responding to the international theme it looks through the lens of Queenstown in lutruwita and on Kaurna yarta, as both a real place and an idea. The exhibition encompasses a ghostly fragment of colonial architecture, immersive sounds and imagery, and propositions of ‘Country Demapped;’ a third, fictional, and unsettled, Queenstown. For the first time, the Australia pavilion exhibition will return to Australia for a domestic touring leg. We are now calling for expressions of interest from host venues who have availability and capacity to host unsettling Queenstown in 2024.

Artists and Curator

Australian Institute of Architects

- ANTHONY COUPE FRAIA, Director, Mulloway Studio - PROF JULIAN WORRALL FRAIA, Professor of Architecture, Head of School School of Architecture and Design, University of Tasmania - SARAH RHODES, Photographic Artist - ASSOC PROF ALI GUMILLYA BAKER, Associate Professor Indigenous and Australian Studies, Flinders University. Unbound Collective - EMILY PAECH, Project Lead Interpretation + Urban Environments, Mulloway Studio

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
01/01/2024 - 31/12/2024
Exhibition size
Between 75-100 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
The 18th International Biennale Architettura in Venice, Italy
$7,500 (exc. freight)
Web Site
Accompanying materials available
Installation Support Available
Other materials
FEATURES Open Archive - 45-70 Poster paste-ups of Architectural Tactics (to be printed or projected by the host gallery) - 45-70 A5 tear-off sheets/labels of Architectural Tactics (multiples of to be printed by host gallery – numbers to be in line with expected attendance) - Immersive wall - 2 No. 7mins duration large scale projection on sequential loop (aspect ratio 1 high: 4 wide) - 2 No. Directional speakers and associated playback systems Belvedere Ghost - Ceiling-mounted copper tube installation (3200m high x 8330 wide x 3750 deep outer footprint) - Weight: 150kgs total, 6 mounting points - Mounting: 6mm threaded rod bracket with eyelet, 2.8mm s/s wire assembly to pilaster plates - Installation instruction manual
Primary contact
Nikki Massadi
National Manager, Events
Australian Institute of Architects
07 3828 4109