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02 January 2014

1902 – NSW Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Architect: Walter L. Vernon In the 1870s an Academy of Art was established in Sydney ‘for the purpose of promoting fine arts through lecture, art classes and regular exhibitions’ and, with funds made...

14 November 2013

2012 – Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Architect: Sam Marshall A major $53 million redevelopment of the MCA by Sydney architect Sam Marshall in association with the New South Wales Government Architect’s Office commenced in August 2010. The refurbished building,...

15 March 2013

1871 – Design for National Gallery, Trafalgar Sq., London

Architect: Sir Austen Henry Layard & Gilbert R. Redgrave Design for new National Gallery in conjunction with the architect Gilbert Redgrave – elevation to Trafalgar Square, published in The Building News, July 21...

08 November 2012

1857 – Art Treasures Exhibition Building, Manchester, Lancashire

Architect: Francis Fowke & Edward Salomons A temporary exhibition structure built to hold the ‘Art Treasures of Great Britain” from 5 May to 17 October 1857. The idea for an exhibition in Manchester...

28 June 2012

2012 – MAC, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Hackett Hall McKnight This commission was won after a RIBA International Design Contest in 2007. Completed by Hackett Hall McKnight in February 2012 and provides performance spaces, art galleries and supporting facilities....

27 March 2012

1912 – Liffey Bridge Gallery Proposal, Dublin

Architect: Sir Edwin Lutyens Intended to house the collection of Sir Hugh Lane, and to replace the Wellington Bridge (Ha’penny Bridge,) Lutyens design was rejected by the city corporation. Lane was keen to...

01 March 2011

2010 – Buhler Centre, University of Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: David Penner Architect / Peter Sampson Architecture Studio Inc. / DIN Projects Is home to UWinnipeg’s Faculty of Business and Economics, Division of Continuing Education and the Plug In Institute of Contemporary...

11 February 2011

1867 – Design for National Gallery, Trafalgar Sq., London

Architect: Edward Middleton Barry In 1867 Edward Middleton Barry proposed to replace the National Gallery building by William Wilkins with a massive classical building with four domes. The scheme was a failure and...

03 December 2010

1883 – Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

Architect: James Brooks Elevation, section, plans & perspective sketch published in The Building News, November 2nd 1883. Never constructed.