Exhibition and Birch Building Guided Tour

Exhibition and Birch Building Guided Tour
Exhibition and Birch Building Guided Tour

A tour through Birch’s heritage features and into the exhibition ‘Australian Cybernetic: a point through time’.

Recurring event starting 22 November-2 December, 12.30–1pm (This event is FREE but registration is essential)

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The ANU Birch Building, home of the School of Cybernetics, is a heritage-listed building whose renovation received multiple awards, celebrating its preservation, adaptation and forward-thinking sustainability practice at the 2022 ACT Architecture Awards.

Birch also houses the exhibition Australian Cybernetic: a point through time, a highlight of the official launch of the School of Cybernetics in Canberra on 22 November—2 December.

The exhibition features contemporary works by the School’s artists-in-residence and collaborators, and significant works from the historic exhibitions Cybernetic Serendipity (London, 1968) and Australia 75 (Canberra, 1975). These two pivotal cybernetic exhibitions featured digital music, light, poetry, and sculpture—all created with and through computers—to start new public conversations and imagine new futures.

Join a guided tour through the building’s unique heritage features that form part of our rich ANU history: from a historic water fountain to the iconic central atrium staircase and the building’s distinctive precast exterior facade.

Experience early and contemporary electronic music, computer graphics and animations that are featured in the exhibition.

Tickets are limited, book yours ahead! 

For the complete list of all events during the exhibition, visit Australian Cybernetic: a point through time

Pay & Display parking is available at the back of the Birch Building and around the university.

You are on Aboriginal land.

The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

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