A retrospective body of work of renowned architect Brian Klopper is being presented in an upcoming exhibition at UWA.
Grounded in the masonry tradition, Klopper’s work spans single residential works, suburban infill projects and warehouse conversions, including his own developments and self-initiated projects. Klopper, along with his team, have built a significant portion of this work themselves. Today, Klopper continues to be at the forefront of architectural innovation.
Born in Northam, WA, Brian Klopper attended Perth Modern School before graduating from Perth Technical College in architecture. He has been refining his architectural practice since 1971, working within a limited and highly recognisable palette of recycled bricks, limestone, sawn timber and welded steel-framed windows.
This exhibition is the latest in a continuing series that document the work of significant Western Australian architects and follows an exhibition on the work of Raymond Jones last year. Curated by Simon Anderson, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts at UWA, and UWA graduate Andrew Murray, the exhibition features a variety of work from Klopper’s forty year career. Key projects include the Bannister Street Shops, Fabrik & Primaries Warehouse Conversions and St Hilda’s School Chapel in Mosman Park as well as significant housing works.
According to Simon Anderson “For over four decades Klopper’s work has remained consistent in its child-like overall form, modular planning and handcrafted, but never highly crafted, execution. Fittingly, Austral Bricks have generously supported the exhibition which will showcase Brian’s significant contribution to architecture.”
Brian Klopper Architectural Projects is being held in the Cullity Gallery at UWA; opening on March 19 and running until April 13. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm or after hours by appointment.
Simon Anderson (Dean of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts) - 6488 2589
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