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Current Fellowship Holder

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The 1970s Government Buildings Group in Adelaide.

The 2011/2012 DENR/UniSA South Australian Built Heritage Research Fellow is Adelaide Heritage Architect Kevin O'Sullivan. Kevin will research the history and potential cultural significance of the following group of four, purpose built, government buildings:

The mostly concrete buildings are an expression of the times and their various purposes. Kevin will concentrate on their comparative, technical and representative value as well as their significance as a group of buildings. None of the places is currently entered on the register of South Australian State Heritage Places. 

Kevin will prepare produce an illustrated working paper and an edited version for publication in the Architecture Museum Monograph series in 2013. Copies of the working paper and the associated research material will be lodged with the UniSA Architecture Museum and with DENR.


Built Heritage Research Fellowships

The collections of the Architecture Museum in the School of Art, Architecture and Design provide a rich and unparalleled resource for research into South Australia's social and cultural history through the lens of architecture and the built environment.

The Museum has the generous support of the South Australian Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), formally DEH, through the SA Built Heritage Research Fellowship. This annual Fellowship provides the opportunity for in-depth investigation into an aspect of the state's built heritage.

Since mid 2005, the Department for Environment and Heritage, (now the Department of Environment and Natural Resources) has been offering the DEH (now DENR) SA Built Heritage Research Fellowship at the Architecture Museum, University of South Australia.

DEH SA Built Heritage Research Fellowship Topics
DEH SA Built Heritage Research Fellowship Guidelines and Application


Previous fellowship holders

 

Bridget Jolly (2010/11)

Unley ParkOnce described as a 'rus-in-urbe' on the Adelaide fringe, the suburb of Unley Park, settled in the 1850s, has been the site for numerous architect-designed dwellings and associated commissions. Unley park: An Architectural Portrait  introduces a selection of the architects and their clients and projects and reveals the influence of their designs on the suburb's distinctive landscape, particularly through the twentieth century.

Copies of the publication Unley Park: An Architectural Portrait  (School of  Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 60pp) are available from the Architecture Museum and also via the Order Form (PDF 10kb, download Adobe Acrobat)

 

Melanie Cooper-Dobbin (2008/9)

Harold T Griggs: The People's Architect Monograph

Melanie Cooper-Dobbin researched the residential projects of the prolific but less well-known South Australian architect Harold T Griggs focussing on his works in the period 1930-c.1950

Copies of the publication Harold T Griggs: The People's Architect (School of  Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 60pp) are available from the Architecture Museum and also via the Order Form (PDF file 28kb, download Adobe Acrobat).

 

 

 

 

Carol Cosgrove (2007/8)

Moving to the modern monographMoving to the modern introduces Art Deco and its relationship to the modern idiom as well as its architectural manifestations internationally, nationally and locally. The monograph explores the elements that characterise Art Deco buildings and structures, identifies architects who worked in the Art Deco style in South Australia and provides examples of their projects in metropolitan Adelaide as well as in several country towns.  the 1920s-1930s, with specific reference to Art Deco architecture.

Copies of the publication Moving to the modern: Art Deco in South Australian Architecture (Louis Laybourne Smith School of Architecture and Design, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 60pp) are available from the Architecture Museum and also via the Order Form (PDF file 8kb, download Adobe Acrobat).

 

Adam Dutkiewicz (2006/7)

Brian Claridge PublicationAdam Dutkiewicz, awarded the DEH Fellowship for 2006/7, focused his research on the architectural works of Adelaide-based architect Brian Claridge (1924-79) in the period circa1950-70.

One of the generation of post World War 2 architects who had deep regard for architects' social and environmental responsibilities, he contributed to public discussion and debate about modern architecture and design as a practitioner, author and architectural critic.

Copies of the publication Brian Claridge: Architect of Light and Space are available from the Architecture Museum and also via the Order Form (PDF file 10kb, download Adobe Acrobat).

 

Louise Bird (2005/6)

Russell S Ellis PublicationLouise Bird, the inaugural awardee of the Fellowship, focused her research on the domestic architecture of Adelaide-based architect Russell Ellis (1912-88). Her monograph, Russell S Ellis: Pioneer Modernist Architect (2007), draws from the three-volume report on her investigations. The publication is an addition to the literature on modernism in South Australia and profiles Ellis' distinctive contribution to the introduction and promotion of the modernist idiom in this state.

It is the first in the Architecture Museum Monograph Series which will include publications derived from the DEH SA Built Heritage Research Fellowship program.

Copies of the publication Russell S Ellis: Pioneer Modernist Architect are available from the Architecture Museum and via the Order Form (PDF file 20kb, download Adobe Acrobat).

 

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