The much-awaited National Architecture Conference is to take place in Brisbane for the first time in more than three decades. The Conference anticipates attracting more than 1,400 Australian and International industry participants, and will be held on 10 –12 May 2012.

The Creative Directors for the 2012 Conference – architecture champions Shane Thompson, Michael Rayner AM and Peter Skinner - have selected the annual theme ‘experience’ to explore the real experiences and processes of architecture within its natural and constructed surroundings.

The program, which can be viewed here, features an exciting timetable of exhibitions, talks, masterclasses and awards, as well as networking events and urban and regional tours. Speakers at the Conference include Paul Finch, Deputy Chair of the UK Design Council, and Wang Shu, architect and founder of the Amateur Architecture Studio in Hangzou.

Tickets to the National Architecture Conference are on sale here.

The Conference leads into the QUEENSLANDERSIGN™ endorsed  ‘Lecture Series on Art, Architecture and Design’ program, held in partnership with the Australian Institute of Architects, Griffith University and Gold Coast City Gallery.

The Lecture series, which takes place at the Gold Coast City Gallery, started off with talks by design writer Peter Hall and photographer Anne Noble, and continues with presentations by architect/designer Kevin Carmody on 14 May, architect Kathryn Findlay on 16 May, and finally new media artist Peter Alwast on 28 May. The talks are free entry, and open to the public.  To RSVP, or for more info, contact Gold Coast City Gallery on:

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Both the National Architecture Conference and the Lecture Series are supported by the State of Queensland through Arts Queensland in the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts, and supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments. The events are also proudly endorsed by QUEENSLANDERSIGN™, an initiative of the Queensland Design Council.

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