Join us for a discussion on the synergy between art and architecture in the striking private home of artist Giles Alexander and sustainability academic Anna Bruce. Designed by Tribe Studio Architects, the restored inner-city Victorian terrace is a reflection of the pair’s interests, incorporating clever, eco-friendly design solutions with the couple’s extensive art collection. Enjoy a glass of wine as you explore the inspiring interior and hear from the architects about the way in which considered design can enrich the experience of art in a space.

Photography: Katherine Lu, courtesy Tribe Studio Architects

Tribe Studio Architects (Tribe) was created in 2003 by Founding Principal, Hannah Tribe. The firm works in residential architecture, with an intensely site-specific approach that is particularly sensitive to client-requirements. Each house project is a reflection of client interests and aspirations, celebrating the poetics and prosaics of the domestic. Tribe has developed a portfolio of award-winning houses that are architecturally ambitious, sustainable and beautiful.

Born in the UK and based in Sydney, Giles Alexander has exhibited throughout Australia since the early 2000s, as well as in Europe, Asia and the US. He has been a finalist in a number of prestigious awards, including the Archibald and Sulman prizes at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Moran Prize for portraiture and the Fleurieu Art Prize. Giles has held solo exhibitions at the Australian High Commission in Singapore (2014) and The Fine Art Society, London (2012) and his most recent show, Fossil, was held at Nanda\Hobbs, Sydney in 2016.

Dr. Anna Bruce is a Lecturer in the School of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering at UNSW Australia, with a focus on energy transitions research. Anna has co-authored over 40 articles for peer reviewed publications, regularly contributes to policy submissions, and has presented at numerous international conferences. Her current work includes energy policy, markets and regulation and renewable energy integration.