Gallery: Soaring Australian Art Gallery Replaces Building Destroyed by ...

The first Australia House art gallery and studio had only been open for a couple of years when last year's earthquake in Japan destroyed it, but the Australian Embassy in Tokyo, the Tokamachi City Government and the Echigo-Tsumari Triennale immediately launched a competition for a new design. The idea was to ensure that the replacement gallery, which nurtures relationships between Australian and Japanese artists, would be open in time for the start of the region's most popular art gathering - the Echigo-Tsumari Triennale. Andrew Burns won the competition with this striking timber structure, which opened to enormous acclaim on 28 July, 2012.

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1 Comment

  1. AZamakda August 30, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    could you please describe the characteristics, internal and external features of the exhibition space..

    thanking you

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