Abbotsford Convent Masterplan – Jeroen Hagendoorn
Past Event

Birrarung X Abbotsford Convent: Hassell & Dylan Martorell

Abbotsford Convent


Fri 19 May 1:00pm - 3:00pm


Booking Required


Abbotsford Convent
Abbotsford Convent, Saint Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC, Australia


Accessible bathroom All gender bathroom Assistance animals welcome Low sensory / relaxed Seating available

Abbotsford Convent presents events that reflect the relationship between Birrarung, ‘River of Mists and Shadows’ (Yarra River) and the Convent, which sits on Wurundjeri land. Dylan Martorell presents his site-specific sound installation, Sonaflora Drift Yarra (2022), a soundwork composed with Birrarung flora. Photographs of leaves were layered onto a grid of pitches and durations, run through a synthesizer and interwoven with recordings of the surrounding environment to create renditions of human-flora interaction (The Rotunda). Following the performance, Jeroen Hagendoorn, Senior Associate at Hassell, reflects on the influence of Birrarung on Hassell’s design for the new Abbotsford Convent Masterplan (2022).


Jeroen Hagendoorn

Jeroen Hagendoorn is a Senior Associate at Hassell with over 15 years of international experience in Architecture and Masterplanning. He leads community and tertiary education projects that often involve large stakeholder structures and complex heritage environments. He is interested in how environments foster communities and interaction through both spatial planning and the identity and narrative of a place.

Dylan Martorell

Transience, improvisation and collaboration form the basis of Dylan Martorell’s music-based art practice. Housed within the conceptual framework of musical diaspora, his work is drawn to ways in which music travels through space and is affected by changes in geography, climate, culture and materials to become an agent for cross-cultural reciprocation. Focusing on the use of site-specific gleaned materials and incorporating elements of upcycling, DIY culture, robotics, and alternative power sources.


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