School of Architecture

Hosted by

UQ School of Architecture


Thursday 24 May 2018


Queensland Chapter, Australian Institute of Architects 
70 Merivale Street 
South Brisbane 


Registrations for this event are now closed


Are you interested in colour, materiality and art in architecture, and how to achieve striking visual effects on a budget? Then this is the event for you!

This CPD event will start with a guided tour of the ‘Donald Watson: A Civil Servant’ exhibition, in which particular emphasis will be placed on his use of colour, art and materials. The guided tour will be conducted by Don Watson himself; one of Brisbane’s foremost architectural historians, who has made a remarkable contribution to the discipline through not only his research and writing, but also his exemplary built works, most of which were designed while he worked as a civil servant for the Queensland Department of Public Works. Following the guided tour, representatives from Bluescope Steel, one of the key exhibition sponsors, will provide information on some of the signature products that Watson used in his public works to achieve special effects in colour and materiality.

The event will conclude with a panel discussion with all speakers, which will be moderated by Janina Gosseye, Research Fellow at the UQ School of Architecture and one of the exhibition curators.

Anticipated schedule:
1.00 – 1.15 pm: Welcome and introduction by Janina Gosseye
1.15 – 2.15 pm: Guided tour of the ‘Donald Watson: A Civil Servant’ exhibition
2.15 – 2.45 pm: Sheree Taylor: Colorbond in Architecture
2.45 – 3.00 pm: Coffee break
3.00 – 3.30 pm: Andrew Hudson: Bondor in Architecture
​3.30 – 4.00 pm: Panel discussion with Don Watson, Sheree Taylor and Andrew Hudson, moderated by Janina Gosseye


Please direct all enquiries about this event to:

Olivia Dwyer