Seven rural properties in the Shoalhaven have been featured in a Shoalhaven Regional Gallery exhibition.
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The local designs have been added to an exhibition that’s travelling the country – Iconic Australian Houses – and featured in Nowra from February 3 to March 31.
Nowra architect Colin Irwin had his work featured in the display.
“It’s the first art exhibition about architecture in Nowra,” he said.
“I’m very much a supporter of art and design, and was more than happy to contribute.”
Houses from Kangaroo Valley, Woodhill, West Cambewarra and Lake Wollumboola were part of the display, chosen for uniqueness of design, profile of the architect, importance of the house in advancing residential design at that point in time, or the unique profile the house has within the Shoalhaven.
Despite the popularity of kit homes, there has been a strong demand for architecture recently.
“I’m extremely busy,” Mr Irwin said.
“Sites around the Shoalhaven are so special, and as they are becoming more valuable people are spending more money to justify what they spend on the land.”
The launch of the exhibition took place on Saturday, and Mr Irwin was impressed with the community’s “strong interest” at the launch.
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