Silo Interior. Photo Josee Vesely-Manning


Thu 18 May 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Fri 19 May 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sat 20 May 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Sun 21 May 1:00pm - 6:00pm


Free, no booking required


Access via Barrow Place
45 Gibdon St, Burnley VIC 3121, Australia


All gender bathroom

The Silo Project is a group exhibition housed in six former grain silos in inner city Melbourne. The exhibition responds to the unique site where it is housed and forms an architectural intervention to a now obsolete industrial monolith. Implications of material obsolescence and industrial labour, urban “renewal” and gentrification and our collective response to the built environment are all suggested.

All of the works are informed and specific to the historic site whilst also presenting new and experimental design strategies and future proposition. In this sense, the abandoned site provides an exit or dream space and an inversion of the meaning of silo as verb, where rather than working in isolation, collectivity and creative fluidity is implicit. There is a focus on lighting and object design but also an interest in more ephemeral and conceptual design practices.

Soundscape for opening event is by Ernest Gibson (LA) and James Sharrocks (UK).

Contributors include: Ancher Architecture Office, Ashisha Cunningham, Bel Williams, Billie Civello, Billy Horn, Bolaji Teniola, Brody Xarhakos, Caeylen Fenelon-Norris, Corey Thomas, Darcy Jones, Danielle Brustman, Edward Linacre, Elliot Bastianon, FOMU Design, Josee Vesely-Manning, Kiki Ando, Marlo Lyda, Marta Figueiredo, Meagan Streader, Mikhail Savin Rodrick, Naomi Clayton, Pascale Gomes- McNabb, Simon Ancher, Volker Haug.


This exhibition has been made possible by the generous support of Developed by Urban, EST Lighting, Darling Distillery and Melbourne Design Week.

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