Geometry of Thinking: The Tensegrity Structures of Tom Barber

'Geometry of Thinking’ animates Walter Burley Griffin’s Incinerator Artspace to become a showcase for the experience of the tensegrity structures and furniture designed by the late Australian architect, designer, and mathematician Geoffrey Thomas “Tom” Barber.

Tom’s work showcases the magic of natural geometric structures. His Fermat furniture series is constructed with stainless steel tubes and wires using the system of tensegrity. This enables structural strength while it appears that “nothing touches”. The exhibition also includes drawings, animations, books, and experiments.

The exhibition positions Tom within politically, scientifically and environmentally motivated art and design movements stemming from the 1970s, and highlighting his ongoing influence and legacy.

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2 Small Street, Willoughby, New South Wales
3pm – 9pm, Thursday 11am – 5pm, Friday 10am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday
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