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Recurringly our work has enquired into the possibilities on the coexistence of the public and the private realms, exemplified in asking “Is it possible for a foyer to have the intimacy of a living room, or for a house to have the civic quality of a university building?”

Coincidences draws upon the recently published monograph This Building Likes Me, where projects are assembled as pairs and the relationships between them – some obvious and some obscure – are explored. 

In a similar way, Wardle invited a selection of renowned photographers to visit a pair of our projects and take one image of each. In doing so we invited them to find some aspect of commonality. The images do as much to reveal the mind of each photographer as they reveal aspects of Wardle's work.

A second exhibition chamber adjacent includes an immersive film installation by Coco and Maximilian describing a survey of Wardle work across varying scales.

  • Photographers Sharyn Cairns, Erieta Attali, Sam Noonan, Kristoffer Paulsen, Brett Boardman, EaSharyn Cairns, Erieta Attali, Sam Noonan, Kristoffer Paulsen, Brett Boardman, Earl Carter,Peter Hyatt, Dianna Snape, Peter Bennetts, John Gollings, Shannon McGrath, Trevor Mein, Max Creasy
  • Easels Designed by Wardle, generously realised by TimberBuilt who donated both the materials and their time
  • Photographic Frames Designed by Wardle, realised by United Measures
  • Drawing Frames Designed by Wardle, built by Sawdust Bureau
  • Film Makers Coco & Maximilian
  • Artist Peter Kennedy
  • Vexillologists Spacecraft Studio
  • Tapestry Designed by Wardle, woven by Australian Tapestry Workshop, generously loaned by Judith Neilson
  • Sydney Tin Sheds Gallery, Wilkinson Building, The University of Sydney
  • Canberra Nishi Gallery, Hotel Hotel, New Acton
  • Melbourne Andrew Lee King Fun Gallery, Melbourne School of Design, the University of Melbourne

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