Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Speaking of Restoration

1962 - Photo Maurice Smith

1992 - Photo Craig Martin

2008 - Photo Craig Martin

Futuna Open Day and Dulux Futuna Lecture


Viewing of building (one of NZ top 10 buildings and recipient of 25 year Award and NZIA Gold Medal), musical performance, facsimiles of original drawings on display, presentation by Nick Bevin Trust Chair of the planned restoration of the building’s exterior and a talk by a well known NZ Architect, David Mitchell, on his reading of John Scott the architect of Futuna.

David Mitchell is an architect whose work has figured prominently in New Zealand over the last twenty years. He has designed university buildings, teachers’ college buildings, schools and community projects, art galleries, office buildings, public housing, apartments, and numerous private houses. Though he travelled and worked overseas for most of the 1990’s he continued with private commissions in New Zealand. He returned to Auckland with Julie Stout to set up practice again in 2000.

He has taught design at the Auckland schools of architecture, written two books and many articles and presented a 6-part television series, The Elegant Shed, on New Zealand architecture.

In 2005, David was awarded the NZIA Gold Medal, the highest honour bestowed by the New Zealand Institute of Architects Incorporated, for an outstanding contribution to the theory and practice of architecture.

Date: Sunday 18 March
Time: 11.00am - 4.00pm
Music 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Restoration Presentation 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Talk 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Venue: Futuna Chapel, Futuna Close, 67 Friend Street, Karori, Wellington
Cost: Koha
Registration: None required.


Following the Blue Mountains Master Class Rick Joy will present three lectures in New Zealand starting with the second Dulux Futuna lecture at Futuna Chapel.

Rick will talk about the underpinnings, inspirations and aspirations of his work, how he and his practice produce the work and how it is constructed. This lecture series is generously supported by Dulux in association with Intergrain and Metalcraft Roofing.

Sunday 18 March
6.30pm starts
Futuna Chapel, Futuna Close
67 Friend Street
$25.00 - Architects
$20.00 - Students

Monday 19 March
6.30pm starts
CPIT Campus
Madras Street
$20.00 - Architects
$15.00 - Students

Thursday 22 March
6.30pm starts
Engineering Lecture Theatre 439
University of Auckland
20 Symonds Street
$25.00 - Architects
$20.00 - Students

To make a booking please click here and you will be directed to a booking form. Fill out your details and submit the form. You will receive an acknowledgement advising that an invoice will be emailed to you shortly. A booking is not confirmed until payment is received. Please note a $5 fee applies to each transaction (you may book several places under one booking) to help cover costs.

If you have any queries please contact the booking managers - The Whiteboard (NZ) Ltd on 04 499 9550 or email futunalectures@gmail.com.