Landscape Architecture Australia Features Martin Woodbine
Graduate Landscape Architect, Martin Woodbine has been featured in the February 2017 edition of Landscape Architecture Australia for his masters project, including thesis, NGV.SK.
Martin, who has now just completed his Master of Landscape Architecture at RMIT was one of three of the university’s top performing students selected to enter the 2017 Hassell Travelling Scholarship – Robin Edmond Award. Established in 1990, the scholarship recognises excellence in design and provides the winner with funding to expand their education abroad.
NGV.SK is an interactive gallery that articulates the environment in time and space framing the movement of materiality in a public setting, which acts as a performance landscape.
Movement of sediments, adaptive and existing ecology provides society with the ability to explore specific destinations through the lens of performance land art. NGV.SK aims to showcase the qualities of the environment we surround ourselves in and comment on shifts of the seen and unseen.
Situated in Southern Victoria, Port Phillip Bay is a network of programs, habitats, systems and edge condition’s that bleed into Melbourne. The St Kilda breakwater and foreshore, just outside the mouth of the Yarra River, sets the ideal central stage for the NGV.SK to capture and harness the ever-changing qualities of Port Phillip Bay in an urban context.
NGV.SK will be developed in partnership with the CSIRO and Creative Victoria and will create new jobs and creative research possibilities. CSIRO will focus on the site mechanics, researching the underlying systemic of materiality, habitats, and forces. This research will feed into Creative Victoria’s design and curation of the site, whereby artists will work to apply the research.
Out of 22 participants from eight universities across Australia, Martin received an honorable mention for his NGV.SK submission.
Congratulations Martin – we can’t wait to see more of your creative ideas.