2003, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk edition: Garden of Australian dreaming [sound recording] : National Museum of Australia / presented by Alan Saunders. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Physical Description
  • 1 sound disc (60 min.) : mono ; 4 3/​4 in.
Published
  • Sydney, N.S.W. : Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2003.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Garden of Australian dreaming : National Museum of Australia /​ presented by Alan Saunders.
Creator
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Published
  • Sydney, N.S.W. : Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2003.
Medium
  • [sound recording]
Physical Description
  • 1 sound disc (60 min.) : mono ; 4 3/​4 in.
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Summary
  • Love it or loathe it, the National Museum of Australia is one of our nation s most radical pieces not only of architecture but of landscape architecture. The building wraps around an expansive courtyard known as The Garden of Australian Dreams. It is anything but a traditional garden. It s a complex landscape layered with meanings, a cultural commentary about how as a nation we ve mapped out our territory. So it resembles a jagged concrete jigsaw of some strange multi-coloured map that sits above water, just as Australia is surrounded by sea. And across the concrete surface are other references to how we ve carved up the country to make ourselves at home: surveyor s poles, backyard fences, graphics common to roads, encoded references to concepts such as the Mercator Grid, parts of Horton s Map of the linguistic boundaries of Indigenous Australia, the Dingo Fence, the Popes Line, a map of Gallipoli and references to landscape artists like Jeffery Smart. So is perhaps the most startling and original pieces of landscape architecture in the country, or is it a confusing, unfriendly mess? Well a review of he National Museum of Australia released this week seems to suggest the Garden of Australian Dreams is a nightmare in need to a major rethink to make it more inviting and educational. The Comfort Zone talks with the chairman of the review panel and the landscape architect who designed the garden.
Performer
  • Presenter, Alan Saunders.
Notes
  • Broadcast 19 July 2003.
Language
  • English
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