Dr Simon Weir

Title: Dr
Name: Simon Weir
Position: Lecturer in Architecture
Location: Room 523, G04'Wilkinson Building', 148 City Road, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
Phone: 9351 4506
Email: simon.weir@sydney.edu.au

Research Areas

Connections between Art and Architecture, particularly Classicism, Surrealism, the Avante-Garde and their different conceptions of polis
Art and Architecture as enactments of theatre.

Units taught and programs

  • BDES1012 | Architectural Communications 1
  • BDES1020 | Architecture Studio 102
  • MARC4102 | Modern Architecture Theory

Academic Qualifications

PhD – Doctor of Philosophy, Sydney University
Bachelor of Design Architecture, Honours Class 1, Sydney University.

Publications and Outputs

Book Chapters

2012 | “On the Edibility of Theatres” in Reinhardt Ed., Youtopia – A Passion for the Dark, (Sydney, Freerange Press), 34-42.

Journal articles

2012 | Weir, Simon, "Delirious Catalysis", Horizonte, 5, pp123-128.

Conference Presentations and Publications

2012 | “Dali, Le Corbusier and the presence of Technology” 39th Symposium for the International Committee for the History of Technology, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

2009 | “The Nearness of Texture: Apparent depth in the Oil Paintings of Velázquez and Vermeer” 11th Congress of the International Colour Association (AIC), University of NSW


2009 | “Being Preseen: Marion, Academicism and Architecture” 2nd International Architecture and Phenomenology Conference, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan.


2007 | “To Look is to Invent: Speculations on the Influence of Salvador Dali in the work of Rem Koolhaas” 24th International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand, University of South Australia.

Public Presentations and Exhibitions

2011 | “After Images” Boutwell Draper, Redfern, NSW


2008 | “Untitled (Tree House)” in Venice Architectural Biennale, with Tom Heneghan, Shoko Seyama and Haris Dzonlagic. Published in 2008, Durbach, Frost, et.al., Abundant (AIA, Barton ACT), 237.


2004 | “Body” & “Summer Horizons”, Global Gallery, Paddington, NSW.
2003 | “Everytime I close my eyes”, Global Gallery, Paddington, NSW.


2000 | “Lures”, Albert St Gallery, Mittagong, NSW. Including performance of composition: “Trio for Violin, Cello and Flute”, and distribution of booklet: “Toward the Modern Classic”.


1999 | “Waterfall” & “Diary Show”, Coventry, Paddington, NSW.
1998 | “The Bard” & “Diary Show”, Coventry, Paddington, NSW.
1997 | “Viking of the Orange” & “Atelier Caminade”, Youen Arts, Brussels, Belgium, & “Australian Connection”, Abbaye de la Foret, Brussels, Belgium.