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