Wednesday 26 February 2020
6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
80 City Road
Southbank Melbourne Vic 3006
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From Hong Kong to New York, the Maldives to Sri Lanka, our three speakers have each made their mark working in far off places.
In this session of Artichoke Night School, we ask two designers and a photographer how they gained a foothold in a foreign place, how they oversaw the process from their Australian studio, and the challenges and opportunities involved in such work.
Nicole GreenwellSponsorship and Events
The Legacy House In Hong Kong by Bar Studio. Photography: Edmon Lee.
Director, BAR Studio
Felicity is the business director of BAR Studio – steering business development through relationships and negotiations with owners, operators and design collaborators. She creates the foundation for projects in the studio by delaminating their scale and complexity in order to map out deliverables and project staffing. She is also responsible for managing the internal studio finances.
Founding director, Akin Atelier
Kelvin Ho is the founding director of Akin Atelier, a global spatial communications practice operating out of Sydney, Australia.
A graduate of architecture at the University of Sydney, Ho founded Akin Atelier in 2005. Akin Atelier is a multidisciplinary practice whose clients and collaborators are truly global, and include QANTAS, Dion Lee, Saturdays NYC, Bassike, A.P.C., Camilla and Marc, Rag and Bone, The Australian Ballet, Amilla Fushi, and TRANSIT Group Japan. Akin Atelier’s body of over 200 works greatly varies in typology, spanning retail, hospitality, hotels, resorts, public space, set design, and private residential projects. Creatively driven by skate, art, film, and fashion, Ho’s style is characterized by a deep knowledge of client/brand, a dedicated focus on concept, and meticulous planning.
Photographer, Sean Fennessy
Melbourne-based photographer Sean Fennessy shoots both locally and internationally for a variety of editorial and commercial clients in the areas of interiors, architecture and travel. With a degree in journalism and a background as a newspaper photographer, Sean combines his fresh, minimalist style with a strong sense of narrative to tell stories though series rather than one-off hero images.