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Keynote Address by Philip Beesley

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The 18th Biennale of Sydney Keynote Address will be opened by Lord Mayor, Clover Moore and delivered by Canadian artist and architect Philip Beesley at City Recital Hall from 
6–7.30 pm on Saturday, 30 June.

Well known for his kinetic sculptures and large-scale robotic installations, Beesley will speak on his work across the fields of art and architecture.


Born 1956 in Westcliff-on-Sea, England
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada

Canadian artist and architect Philip Beesley is best known for creating responsive environments that blur the boundaries between art and life. Beesley is Professor of Architecture at the University of Waterloo, and Director for the Integrated Centre for Visualization, Design and Manufacturing. Beesley has earned several prestigious awards including the Prix de Rome for Architecture in 1995. He represented Canada with Hylozoic Ground (2010) at the 12th Venice Biennale for Architecture and his new installation work, Hylozoic Series: Sibyl (2012), is presented in the 18th Biennale of Sydney.

A group of 20 UTS Architecture students are working on the installation with Philip Beesley and his team from Toronto.

Philip Beesley, Hylozoic Series, 2010 (installation view). Installation, 3000 x 1500 x 400 cm.
Copyright Philip Beesley Architect Inc