EXPANDED ARCHITECTURE – In 2010 was Sydney’s first international Architectural Film Festival and panel discussion at Performance Space, Clubhouse CarriageWorks, Sydney.  In 2011, Expanded Architecture was again part of the Sydney Architecture Festival, but this time its focus expanded beyond the screen, to an engagement with specific site work in the cavernous and evocative CarriageWorks foyer space.  In 2013 Expanded Architecture, as part of Sydney Architecture Festival offered month long artist residencies in a Rocks Pop Up space, culminating in an Exhibition and Symposium, with the theme Reverse Projections. Please refer to the archive section of this website for further information on each iteration of Expanded Architecture.

In 2014 Expanded Architecture was once again an exhibition and symposium. Expanded Architecture was created through an open call for spatial art practitioners to propose temporal installations, performance or sound art projects to be situated in one of three Harry Seidler CBD foyer spaces, including Australia Square, Grosvenor Place, and 9 Castlereagh St, Sydney. This was for a one night only exhibition on November 7th 2014, held during The Intercontinental Touring Harry Seidler exhibition at the Museum of Sydney called Harry Seidler: Painting Toward Architecture and The Sydney Architecture Festival. Harry Seidler buildings provide a rich template for this exhibition as Seidler was a student of Walter Gropius at Harvard University USA in 1945/46, who immigrated to Australia in 1948. In his architectural career he collaborated with artists such as Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Frank Stella, Lin Utzon, Charles Perry, Sol LeWitt and Norman Carlberg on art works for his buildings, also looking toward the geometries and patterns used by these artists for appropriation in his architectural language (for more information on Seidler’s art collaborations see: Vladimir Belogolovsky, Harry Seidler LifeWork, 2014). This exhibition was accompanied by an Academic Symposium, held on November 8th 2014 at The Museum of Sydney: on the site of first government house place.


SARAH BREEN LOVETT is an artist, curator,  PhD candidate, and academic at The University of Sydney. Sarah has completed a B.Des, B.Arts + M.Arch. The working title of her PhD research is EXPANDED ARCHITECTURE: The intersection of  expanded cinema + architecture. Sarah has a particular interest in the 1960s-70s Expanded Cinema movement in London. As an artist, Sarah’s installations and moving images have been exhibited widely in Sydney, The Blue Mountains, Kandos, Melbourne, Brisbane, London, Dublin, Berlin and Rome in galleries, public art installations and film festivals. As a curator, Sarah is the founder of Expanded Architecture, co-curator on the Cinecity Architectural Film Project and co-curator of Modern Art Projects MAP.  Sarah’s Website.

DR CLAUDIA PERREN is an architect, curator and academic. In August 2014 she commenced her new role as the director and CEO of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. Previously she was lecturing at The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, in design, curatorial practice, history and theory of architecture. Her areas of interest mainly centre on the intersection of art, design and architecture. The results of her research, teaching and practice have been published and exhibited internationally in Australia, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, Poland, The Czech Republic, Singapore, Spain, Finland, Estonia and Switzerland.

We are proud to announce the 2014 ADVISORY BOARD:

PENELOPE SEIDLER AM is an architect and director of Harry Seidler & Associates. In conjunction with her late husband Harry Seidler, Penelope has won several awards for architecture including the Wilkinson Award for their own house in Killara. in 2008 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for service to the preservation of cultural heritage. Penelope is actively involved in many arts organisations, including the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art in New York since 1973, the Biennale of Sydney  since 2010,  deputy commissioner for the Australian Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale, former council member of the Australiana Fund, official Establishments trust and National Gallery of Australia. In 2011 Penelope was made Hon Ph.D. Uni NSW and is a member of their Built Environment Board and she was awarded the Chevalier, Legion of Honour France.


VLADIMIR BELOGOLOVSKY  is the founder of the New York-based Intercontinental Curatorial Project, which focuses on organizing, curating, and designing architectural exhibitions worldwide. He graduated from The Cooper Union School of Architecture in 1996. He is the American correspondent for the Russian architectural journal TATLIN and is a corresponding member of the International Academy of Architecture in Moscow (IAAM). His books include Harry Seidler: LIFEWORK (Rizzoli, 2014), Felix Novikov (DOM, 2013; TATLIN, 2009), Soviet Modernism: 1955-1985 (TATLIN, 2010), and Green House (TATLIN, 2009). Belogolovsky has curated exhibition Harry Seidler: Painting Toward Architecture at the Museum of Sydney, Australia (2014-15), a part of his ongoing world tour Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design (since 2012).

DR  CAROLINE BUTLER-BOWDON is Assistant Director, Creative Services for Sydney Living Museums where she directs the cross—platform programming in the fields of interpretation, exhibitions, public programs, education, web + digital, volunteering, online collections and publications for the portfolio’s twelve museums and historic houses. She is also an award-winning author and curator and has directed many creative and accessible projects that share the stories of urban life, architecture and design across the centuries.


DR LIAN LOKE pursues an interdisciplinary creative practice across performance, installation and technology, with the body as a constant theme. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Design Lab, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney and co-founder of the Pork Collective, a group of artists working in performance installation in festival environments. Recent projects investigating creative agency and bodily experience in technology-mediated contexts include Distributed Choreographies and Sensate Machines with Dagmar Reinhardt, a 2012 Critical Path residency for the My Mind Y/Our Body project with Michaela Davies and 2010 Australia Council Inter-Arts Project grant for Luscious Apparatus.


Expanded Architecture is independently curated and made possible by our 2014 partners:









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Curators: Sarah Breen Lovett & Dr Claudia Perren
Advisory Board: Dr Lee Stickells, Associate Professor Anne Ferran, Professor Ross Gibson
Partnered by: The Rocks Pop Up, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, University of Sydney, University of Sydney Student Union and Sydney Architecture Festival.



Curators: Sarah Breen Lovett & Dr Lee Stickells with  Yvette Hamilton
Partnered by: CarriageWorks, University of Sydney,  University of Sydney Student Union and Sydney Architecture Festival


Curators:  Sarah Breen Lovett & Dr Lee Stickells
Partnered by: Performance Space Clubhouse, University of Sydney Student Union and Sydney Architecture Festival


CONTACT: expandedarchitecture@gmail.com