Longevity & Icons: Is the age of the icon over? (Friday session)

Hosted By: KE-ZU

Where: KE-ZU Showroom: Level 1, 69 O'Riordan Street, 

When: Friday, 14th August - 12:00pm

Cost: $40, >click here to reserve your place

What is an ‘icon’?
What is the purpose in discussing them?
Why is it an important concept? Why not?
How does someone or something become an icon?
What happens when this occurs?
Why are we so obsessed with icons?
How does the concept of sustainability tie in with the concept of icons?

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Sam Marshall

Sam Marshall is best known as being the architect for the recently completed Museum of Contemporary Art.

Other notable work includes Object Gallery, the Darren Knight Gallery, an extension to Campbelltown Arts Centre, numerous residential projects, shops in New York and Paddington, and four film production studios.

For his warehouse conversion in Darlinghurst, he was awarded the 2000 RAIA Wilkinson Award, RAIA President's Award for Recycled Buildings and an RAIA Conservation Award. He has also won the Marrickville Medal and the Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship.

Tim Ross

Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross is one of the Australian entertainment industry’s true multi-talented performers. He’s had unprecedented success in stand-up comedy, radio, acting, writing, presenting, music and more recently as a social commentator – his dry, clever, intelligent life commentary makes him a sought-after talent.

In 2013 Tim unleashed his talents into new uncharted territory with his unique stand-up show ‘Man about the House’. The show mixes storytelling, stand-up comedy, design, history and music. Tim has performed to sell-out audiences in iconic modernist houses and buildings across Australia, New Zealand and the United States, including Sydney’s Harry Seidler Penthouse during the 2015 Spectrum Festival. This interest in architecture has led to Tim speaking at The 50’s and 60’s House Symposium (Museum of Sydney) Home Series talks (Government House), Sydney Design Week, and he has recently become the ambassador for The Historic Houses Trust Sydney Open. In 2012 he became a member of Creative Services Advisory Committee for the Historic Houses Trust.

Shelley Simpson

Shelley Simpson, originally from a music & dramatic arts background, threw her first pot in 1993 and began a love affair with ceramic that continues unabated to this day.

Rather than working with an existing manufacturer, Shelley decided to start her own business, mud australia, and produce the range in her own factory. This decision meant that Shelley could continue manufacturing with a handmade process that deliberately shunned mass manufactured ceramic.

Coming from the bright, clean open spaces of Australia, Shelley strongly believes in the importance of colour in the home. The mud australia palette allows people to create their own up-to-date colour story around the home and on the table. Shelley continues to add new shapes and colours to the range seasonally.