Australia's Glenside Hospital will transform from an old insane asylum to a music venue when the Festival Of Architecture and Design takes over the Z Ward.
Last year the building was turned into a pop-up art exhibit as part of the 2015 SALA Festival where hundreds of patrons explored the grounds filled with art. Now, the space will add music venue to it's lineage as the program will host a variety of acts exploring both classical and electronic sounds.
The building housed the criminally insane from 1887 to 1973, but on October 10th, 2015 it will become something quite different. The event will be curated by Helpmann Award winner and Soundstream Artistic director Gabriella Smart. She describes how when the building was first built "it was this age of enlightenment when they believed prisoners could be rehabilitated through solitary confinement and dwelling on their thoughts,” she says. “So the building itself is very beautiful and big, the cells and upstairs corridors are very large."
Perfect for a music event, of course.
“At the same time it’s incredibly eery, this is the ward where there was definitely no return,” she says, “but what an incredible space to fill up with music!”
We here at Magnetic definitely agree.
(Source: Rip It Up)