Show like a Bauhausler! lantern parade

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Monday 15 July 2019
from 1.30pm

RMIT University, Building 50
Orr Street, Carlton

Please assemble between 1.30pm to 2.45pm to be ready to start walking around or just before 3pm
Meet at RMIT University, Building 50, Orr Street, Carlton

It’s the centennial year of the Bauhaus and it’s haunting our museums. Can we imagine a street-wise Bauhaus complete with lanterns, masks and fancy dress as described by our very own Bauhäusler Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack?

There was a kite festival, when we marched in procession through Weimar to the top of the hill, with hundreds of school children. There were lantern festivals when lanterns made in the workshops were carried through the streets at night. There were dances nearly every Saturday, when we wore fantastic masks and costumes prepared by the theatre group.

50 students from RMIT, VCA, and QCA Griffith University were invited to participate in a lantern-making workshop and parade as part of the Bauhaus Now! exhibition at Buxton Contemporary. The workshop included presentations by artists Claire Lambe (VCA), Justene Williams and Mikala Dwyer, Julian Goddard, Mark Shorter, Ciaran Begley, and architectural historian Phillip Goad (Melbourne University). Students spent the week making a lantern they will carry in the parade from one art school to another.

Beginning at Building 50 (MAPS) and proceeding down Swanston street to Buxton Contemporary, the lanterns will be ceremonially installed as part of the upcoming Bauhaus Now! exhibition.

At the end of the walk there will be celebratory drinks at Buxton Contemporary.

All staff welcome.

Show like a Bauhausler! workshop

Bauhaus Now!
26 July – 20 October 2019
Guest curated by Ann Stephen
Buxton Contemporary
Corner Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Street, Southbank


Image: Ceri Hann