2015 TDPA JUDGING PANEL
Chair: Prof Kay Lawrence AM (SA)
EMERITUS PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF ART, ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN — UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Kay Lawrence AM is one of Australia’s most distinguished textile practitioners. She has an international profile as a tapestry weaver and has completed a number of major commissions for public spaces in Australia and overseas. Her work is held in many public collections and she has made a substantial contribution to the development of craft theory in Australia through her teaching, writing and practice. In 2002 a monograph on her work was published by Telos Press in the UK. Her writing on contemporary textile practice has been published in catalogues, scholarly journals and edited books. Kay is currently Adjunct Professor in the School of Art Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia. She is on the Board of the Australian Tapestry Workshop.
PROFEssor leon van schaik AO (VIC)
PROFESSOR OF ARCHITECTURE, INNOVATION CHAIR - DESIGN PRACTICE RESEARCH
Leon van Shaik AO, B. Arch. Studies (Ncle), AADip (SADG), M.Arch (UCT), PhD (CNAA), RIBA, LFAIA, LFAA, is Professor of Architecture, Innovation Chair - Design Practice Research at RMIT University. A writer and academic with research interests focusing on spatial thinking, the poetics of architecture, urban design and the processes involved in procuring innovative architecture, Professor van Schaik has been responsible for promoting a dynamic culture of architectural innovation through practice-based research. His support of local and international architectural culture and his leadership in the procurement of exemplary architecture through his role at RMIT, has resulted in some of Melbourne's most distinguished contemporary buildings, which have had a profound impact on architectural discourse and practice in the city over the past two decades.
Brian Zulaikha (NSW)
DIRECTOR — TONKIN ZULAIKHA GREER ARCHITECTS
Brian is a founding partner of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, which since inception in 1987 have become one of the most awarded architectural companies in Australia. He has served the profession as President of the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, and then as National President of the Australian Institute of Architects. Brian maintains a special interest in the integration of art and architecture and a commitment to the production of architecture that is of its time and that fuses a sensitive contemporary approach with functional and pragmatic requirements. His own house in Sydney was awarded at both State and National levels by the Australian Institute of Architects. He has taught at the University of NSW and the University of Sydney. He was a jury member for the design competition for the Australian Pavilion in Venice and the Chair of the Australian Venice Biennale Committee for 2014.
HANNAH TRIBE (NSW)
PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT - TRIBE STUDIOS
Hannah studied architecture at Sydney University and Cornell University, graduating with First Class Honours and the University Medal, the RAIA NSW Chapter Prize and prizes for design, history, theory and construction. Before starting Tribe Studio, Hannah worked for award-winning architects in Sydney and New York where she was involved in art museum design, urban design, mid and high rise residential and high-end houses. Hannah has taught at the University of Sydney, UTS and UNSW. She has tutored in design and lectured in design and design communications. She has a busy speaking schedule, lecturing to peers at Australian Institute of Architects events and to the general public. She is a member of NAWIC and has sat on the NSW Chapter Council of the Australian Institute of Architects. She has been an invited juror on awards panels, including the Australian Institute of Architects Award and the IDEA Awards. Hannah is currently the Principal and Director of Tribe Studios. Hannah has built the reputation of the practice, recognised for design excellence in its built and conceptual work in residential, urban design, installation and interiors. The practice currently has a team of seven architects working on projects all over Australia, in the US, and the UK.
JOHN GOLLINGS (VIC)
ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHER = JOHN GOLLINGS PHOTOGRAPHY
John Gollings has been closely involved with Australian art and architecture for over forty years. He has judged state and national architecture awards for the Australian Institute of Architects, is a fellow of the AIA and a Heide Fellow. His own photographs are held by major private and public galleries. He was co-creative director of the 2010 Venice Biennale, Architecture. Recent exhibitions include his Bushfire Series at McClelland Gallery, Get Wrecked on Great Keppel at Rockhampton Gallery, Learning from Surfers Paradise at Gold Coast Gallery and is a contributor to The Road at MGA. Thames and Hudson has recently published 'Beautiful Ugly, the Architectural Photography of John Gollings' and his documentary 'Eye for Architecture' is shown on SBS. He has twice won the Bates Smart Award for architectural media, twice won the Presidents Award from the RAIA and was awarded the 2013 William Mitchell Prize for his contribution to international architecture. He has worked extensively with artists such as David Larwill, Akio Makigawa, Susan Cohn, Geoff Bartlett, Tony Pryor, Gus Dall'Ava, Robert Owen, Louise Lavarack and Lauren Berkowitz. Equally he has been documenting the work of the Australian Tapestry Workshop since the 1970's and recorded many of its in-situ tapestries.
JASON SMITH (QLD)
CURATORIAL MANAGER, AUSTRALIAN ART - QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY/GALLERY OF MODERN ART
Jason Smith is currently the Curatorial Manager of Australian Art at Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art. Previously he was the Director and CEO of Heide Museum of Modern Art, one of Australia's most important cultural institutions, and the Director of Monash Gallery of Art, which holds an outstanding collection of photography. Between 1997 and 2007 Jason was Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Victoria, where he worked with many leading Australian and international artists. He has curated 40 major exhibitions and written on the works of more than 150 artists for a range of publications.