Mid-Century Architecture at the Design Canberra Festival

Edmund Barton Building. Architect Harry Seidler & Associates. Photo Max Dupain, 1973 © Penelope Seidler

Visitors to Canberra are often surprised to learn that Canberra is a mecca of mid-century design, public art and architecture. If you know where to look (or you can get onto one of DESIGN Canberra’s fabulous tours), Canberra is a goldmine of mid-century gems from iconic buildings such as Roy Ground’s Shine Dome (1959) to experimental co-housing projects such as Wybalena Grove by Michael Dysart (1974), and fantastic public artworks like Ethos by Tom Bass (1961).

Join a DESIGN Canberra small group tour of iconic mid-century architecture, grab a ticket to hear from architect Michael Dysart, or join the Designed In Italy, Made In Australia exhibition, talk or tour to explore acclaimed architect Harry Seidler’s collaboration with Pier Luigi Nervi, one of Italy’s most influential modern architect-engineers.

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(republished courtesy of Design Canberra )