David Burns in conversation with Robert Beson and Gabriele Ulacco


PSM director David Burns will conduct a public discussion with AR-MA directors Robert Beson and Gabriele Ulacco about their recent Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation commission “Trifolium”. “Fugitive Structures 2014” is the second iteration of SCAF’s annual architectural initiative, presented in partnership with BVN Donovan Hill. AR-MA: “Trifolium” (SCAF Project 20) is the second pavilion to feature in the Foundation’s Zen Garden.

Thursday, July 3rd, 6-8pm
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
16-20 Goodhope Street, Paddington

Image: AR-MA: “Trifolium”, 2014
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney
Photo: Brett Boardman

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Public Lecture 6: Robert Beson


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Public Lecture 6: Robert Beson

Robert Beson is a director of AR-MA. Educated in the United States and Australia, Robert holds degrees in literature, classics and architecture.

Robert has worked in Europe, the United States and Australia with a number of internationally recognised practices and institutions. His work has been exhibited at Kaldor Public Art Projects Parlour, the Prague Quadrennial, Gwangju Biennial, and the Venice Biennale.

Robert was awarded the Byera Hadley Traveling scholarship for research on digital fabrication and production of complex structures. Through a competitive process in 2013, Robert Beson and AR-MA won and recently built the 2014 Fugitive Structures Pavilion for SCAF (Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation).

Robert has taught at the Master’s Level at a number of Universities throughout Australia, has acted as art director and curator for academic institutions, and has lectured at UTS, the University of Sydney, the University of Newcastle and Bond University. Robert is a regular contributor to Architecture Australia magazine.

Robert Beson
Monday, March 31, 2014, 6:30pm
Level 3, Room 22
702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo

This event is free and open to the public. Bookings will not be accepted and PSM students will be given priority. For full details of the 2014 PSM Image Studies Lecture Series, please visit:


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