An evocative exhibition integrating models, photographs, drawings and plans, Straddie Style surveys the unique and distinctive design of the North Stradbroke Island beach house. A holiday and fishing destination for those seeking escape, Straddie’s contemporary beach architecture emerged from the humble origins of the 1930s fibro beach shack and earlier traditional shelters.
Curated by Dr Robert Riddel and Stephanie Lindquist, Straddie Style includes houses and resort-style accommodation by some of Australia’s most noted and awarded contemporary architects today.
Innovative in their design, each building responds to the material and spatial constraints of an island location, while also sensitively engaging with heritage and sustainability.
REDLAND ART GALLERY, CLEVELAND
SUNDAY 23 AUGUST –
SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER 2015
6pm Friday 21 August 2015
11.30am Sunday 23 August 2015
Image: Marty Smith, For sale (detail) 2011/12, archival ink on rag paper. Redland Art Gallery Collection. Acquired in 2013 with Redland Art Gallery Acquisition Funds. Courtesy of the artist.