Burke @ Bridgeford | Exhibition + House Tour | Design Talks

Melbourne / October 13-15

Frances Burke was a pioneering Australian textile and interiors designer, who collaborated with Robin Boyd and many of his contemporaries.

For 3 three days in October, Boyd’s 1953 Bridgford House, commissioned by Charles “Bill” Bridgford and wife Phyllis, will be transformed into a “House Museum” and lecture space exhibiting a selection of rare and original mid-century Frances Burke fabrics, and hosting a number of Burke related talks.

Curated by Robyn Oswald-Jacobs and Jeromie Maver, this event offers visitors a rare opportunity to view Frances Burke fabrics up close, in an original and unaltered Boyd masterpiece.

A selection of framed and unframed Burke fabrics will be available for purchase at the exhibition.

The Bridgford house is a 1953 time-capsule house, designed by Robin Boyd, which is available for short term accommodation.

This is a fundraising event, with all monies raised donated to ‘The Make Fund’, an Australian Communities Foundation fund (VIC Fundraising License 12510).

The Bridgford House
Address TBA to ticket holders 
Black Rock
Victoria 3193


Design Talk 1: Robyn Odswald Jacobs & Nanette Carter
Saturday 14 October, 1:30 pm

Design Talk 2: Prof Philip Goad & Maggie Edmond
Sunday 15 October, 10 am

Design Talk 3: Prof Philip Goad & Maggie Edmond
Sunday 15 October 12:30 pm

Exhibition + House Tour sessions 
Friday 13 October, 4:30 pm
Saturday 14 October, 10 am 
Saturday 14 October, 11:30 am
Saturday 14 October, 3:30 pm
Sunday 15 October, 2:30 pm 

Event organised by
Robin Boyd Foundation
290 Walsh Street
South Yarra 3141 Australia