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Windsor Street, Paddington

Windsor Street, Paddington

WHEN: Wednesday, 21st October, 6pm – light refreshments provided

WHERE: Woollahra Municipal Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay


COST: Free. For more information contact Georgina Wilson Architect on 9363 9182 or email

Speaker: Penelope Seidler AM(Architect), Mika Utzon Popov (Artist)

TOPIC: Art & Architecture – A place for Sydney Sculpture

2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize judge Penelope Seidler AM, and artist Mika Utzon Popov with a panel of representatives will discuss sculpture today and its environment, with a focus on commissions in public space and collaborative work. The symposium will incorporate a viewing of the 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. Light refreshments will be served.

penelopePenelope Seidler AM – Penelope Seidler combines the aesthetic and practical skills of an architect with financial skills of an accountant. Her particular interests are international and Australian contemporary and ethnographic art, which she collects.

She is directly responsible for commissioning artists for projects of Harry Seidler & Associates and has an intense concern for both the built and natural environments. She has travelled widely as a Director of Harry Seidler & Associates and has a broad working knowledge of international arts organisations through her long association with the Museum of Modern Art, New York and more recently in Europe through the MAK in Vienna.

Mika PortraitMika Utzon Popov – Mika Utzon Popov graduated from the National Art School, Sydney in 1995. Mika Utzon Popov has held solo exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne and internationally in Brussels, Edinburgh, Spain and Denmark. He has received significant commissions in Copenhagen and Sydney and his work is held by international collections in Spain and Denmark.


Recent developments in technology have allowed GWA to present current projects to clients in a very exciting new way. This technology utilised Virtual Reality goggles to allow the client to stand in the middle of their proposed development and evaluate the design and feeling of the space before any work is done on site.

The future of architecture is bright… and a little nerdy!

Windsor Street, Paddington

Georgina Wilson Architect in New York.


WHEN: Thursday, 12th March, 6pm – light refreshments provided

WHERE: Woollahra Council, Committee Room


COST: Free. For more information contact Georgina Wilson Architect on 9363 9182 or email

Speaker: Luigi Rosselli (Architect – ), John Oultram (Heritage Consultant)

TOPIC: Heritage and Conservation in Woollahra – Adapting old buildings for modern life

In the first of the Architecture on Show series for 2015, join Architect Luigi Rosselli and Heritage Consultant John Oultram to hear about their favourite heritage projects in Woollahra. Luigi and John will discuss their playful, organic approach to breathing new life into old buildings while enhancing their value and character. The presenters will discuss how heritage can be an inspiration for contemporary design, and how to create a comfortable, sustainable, home that respects the heritage character that we all know and love

Luigi Rosselli – After many years seeking wisdom and knowledge from the world, from eminent architects including Mario Botta, Alvaro Siza, Umberto Riva and Aldo Giurgola in universities and workplaces in Milano, Lausanne, Switzerland and New York, Luigi settled in Sydney in 1984 and shortly after commenced his practice in Surry Hills.

He immediately embraced with enthusiasm the Australian culture, landscape and spirit and married his international upbringing to the local.  The result was a great number of buildings that are not parochial or provincial, and his best projects are the fruit of a marriage of cultures.

He has bred a posterity comprising a successful architect, a challenging artist and a world recognised musician.

John Oultram Heritage & Design was established in January 1998 by John Oultram, B.Arch., Dip. Arch. The company acts as architectural designers in the adaptation and alteration of heritage properties and as heritage consultants providing advice to other consultants and commercial and public clients. The practice specialises in the provision of heritage conservation plans and heritage impact statements.

John Oultram was appointed heritage advisor to Fairfield City Council in 1998. He is currently heritage advisor to Wagga Wagga City Council and Shaolhaven Council. The company is currently listed on the Heritage Office of NSW register of heritage consultants. The firm employs one full time and one part time staff and is currently based in a shared studio space in Double Bay.

The GWA Christmas party took place at Chiswick at the Gallery on Friday. Happy Christmas everyone!



The laser surgery suite has been expanded and updated to make room for a new state of the art Zeiss Visumax laser.

Kahalé Darwin – Design progressing. Entry sequence