Spatial Design at AUT

School of Art + Design, AUT University, Auckland, NZ

Historic Landscapes: [Re]presenting Auckland’s Future

Exhibition on from 30 June – 21 July 2010, at St Paul St Gallery Three, 39 Symonds Street, Auckland City. Brought to you by Auckland City Council Heritage and AUT’s Department of Spatial Design.



[…] to Andrew Douglas. See facilities and student work, discuss the course with staff, and visit the Historic Landscapes Exhibition. -36.847385 […]

  Veronica wrote @

Exhibition opened last night and there were a few memoies of the 1969 model being discussed. Overall it seems that the 1939 model was the most seductive. Its colourful disposition makes it look like a happy place to be. The smaller scale of the buildings represented and delicate architectural details on the model also give it a particular charm. Perhaps a digital model of this cityscape could add a further layer to the 1939 experience?

A reminder Andrew Douglas and Nicola Short will be giving a talk on “Virtual Cities” at the gallery on Thursday evening from 6pm.

  Alastair wrote @

Panel Discussion comments:

What action will form as a result of this discussion, or is it an incubator amongst those who know what they are talking about.

This felt more like a discussion than a debate, lack of polarity between opinions.

Either way its a brilliant idea with great intentions

  Veronica wrote @

We’re hoping that the blog will keep the ideas discussed tonight alive and evolving with a wider audience – so tell your firends!. Look forward to your future contributions.

  Tiny cities and secret cupboards. « LET ME BE FRANK wrote @

[…] and secret cupboards. One of the great things about being in town is that I can easily go to exhibitions and libraries to do research — I don’t have to rely on Wiki and […]

  Andrew Douglas wrote @

Check out Sarah Laing’s, post following her recent visit to Historic Landscapes titled “Tiny Cities and Secret Cupboards” at

Sarah is this year’s recipient of the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship and has a five-month residency at the Frank Sargeson Centre in Princes Street, just up the road from Gallery Three. There she is working on a novel titled White Light, and other projects.

  Hania wrote @

A visitor wishes to know where the photo has been taken from –
On the exhibition pamphlet, on second page with the photo showing seascape .

  e bennett wrote @

I wasn’t aware of this exhibit until last week and most of the people I know who would be interested in it will not be able to make it tomorrow, the last day. The advertising for this must have been rather low key as is indeed even its visibility from the street. Are there plans to re-exhibit this again, possibly during the heritage festival, next year perhaps if not this year, possibly on a more accessible site?.
I would imagine there must be a great deal of associated material in the council archives which could be presented along side these models.

  Tracy wrote @

Are you re-exhibiting ? I just tried to go see the exhibit – took time off work – went to the St Paul St gallery on St Paul St, saw the poster, looked all around. They need a sign/map here to show where Gallery three is located. That would have saved me at least half an hour. I then went to design reception and she told me the brick building, by subway with orange sign … ? … which was the church office. Customer in computer shop told me correct location but got there at 3.15 to discover gallery is closed from 3 – 5pm, opening again from 5 -7pm. I had checked time on internet, which says open to 5, because had planned to go on weekend …. but not open on Sunday … and can’t take baby out tonight in cold.

Anyway, I think the exhibition sounds awesome, sorry to gripe but better signage around AUT would help the visitor who is unaware of two galleries with same name. Am really sorry I missed it.


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