Shelter Hacks
Art & Architecture discussion

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
proudly presents

Shelter Hacks
a conversation curated by Penny Craswell

Join us for an art & architecture discussion featuring special guest panellists:

Timothy Horton, Registrar, NSW Architects Registration Board
Hugo Moline & Heidi Axelsen, architecture-artist duo, creators of Owner Occupy

Moderated by noted TV and radio presenter Fenella Kernebone

Shelter is one of the most fundamental requirements of life. But what makes a good home? How can architecture create communities? Can the sharing economy provide a new model for housing? And how do you create a human-centred urban policy?

Drawing on themes of shelter, ownership and flexibility in Owner Occupy, an installation by Hugo Moline and Heidi Axelsen for Fugitive Structures 2015, this forum will focus on how shelter, in all its variety, relates to society and human nature.

Wednesday 16 September, 2015
6–8 pm for a 6:30 pm start.

at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
16-20 Goodhope Street
Paddington NSW 2021

RSVP to or 02 9331 1112



Timothy Horton is an architect who has moved from project to policy design. Apprenticed as a cadet in the NSW Government Architect’s office, Tim was later appointed South Australia’s Commissioner for Integrated Design (2010-2012) and is now Registrar of the NSW Architects Registration Board.

Hugo Moline & Heidi Axelsen work across architecture, installation and public art. They create site-specific installations, ‘machines for living’ and social infrastructures. Their work takes on the specifics of its context and has so far included: personalised vehicles, adaptable shelters, handmade maps, edible cities, a story-collecting tea cart and a galvanised-steel park shelter that can predict the weather. These lean devices actively engage people encouraging them to question, understand and act upon the built structures which frame our lives. Moline & Axelsen are the principals of Sydney-based practise MAPA Art & Architecture.

Fenella Kernebone is a noted television and radio presenter, MC, interviewer, producer and writer working across visual culture. Hosting roles have included Radio National’s By DesignThe Sound Lab on Triple J, Art Nation (ABC TV) and The Movie Show (SBS TV). Fenella is also the director of a small production company called Frankly Group, creating film and audio content. She recently launched a music podcast called Trackwork. This year alone Fenella has hosted the following: WA and NSW Architecture Awards; Cossack Art Awards (Karratha WA); APRA Art Music Awards; VIVID Reconnecting Sydney; and Point Click Chat – a three part conversation series at the Art Gallery of NSW. She is an ambassador for the Sydney Architecture Festival and was on the jury for Australian Furniture Design Awards and NSW Architecture Awards (Residential).

Penny Craswell is a design writer, editor and communications specialist. She is Contributing Editor of Architecture Review Asia Pacific and Mezzanine magazines and a former Editor of Artichoke. She is currently working as Communications and Business Development Manager at Bijl Architecture in Sydney, a contract editor at Phaidon Press and is completing a Masters at UNSW Art & Design. Penny launched her blog The Design Writer in 2014 aiming to explore and celebrate the conceptual thinking that underpins design excellence.

Hugo Moline and Heidi Axelsen: Owner Occupy, 2015
Timber dowel, Downee pipe fixings, copper saddles, cotton duck fabric
Prototype installation view
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
Image courtesy of Hugo Moline & Heidi Axelsen