Robin Boyd Centenary of Design / May Program: Tours, Talks, Exhibitions

Image credit: Peter Wille, photographer, Robin Boyd, architect, Neptune’s Fishbowl, South Yarra, designed 1970, reproduction of colour slide, H91.244/739

In 2019, the Robin Boyd Foundation is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of Australia’s most influential architects Robin Boyd (1919-1971). The  Foundation is holding a year-long series of events under the umbrella program..


Curator Tour | Peter Wille: Out Driving

Wed May 8th @ 17:30 pm- 18:30 pm

Join the State Library Victoria for a special curatorial floor talk by Exhibitions Curator Eve Sainsbury, exploring the work and legacy of amateur photographer and architectural draftsman, Peter Wille. Wille amassed a collection of more than..

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Grand Plans: Robin Boyd & the Small Homes Service

Thu May 9th @ 10:00 am- Sat May 25th @ 17:00 pm

MADA Gallery’s exhibition Grand Plans: Robin Boyd & the Small Homes Service will examine the history & ideas behind the Small Homes Service first directed by Robin Boyd in association with The Age & the Royal Victorian Institute of..

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Heritage Speaker Series #2 – Goldilocks Paradigm |

Thu May 9th @ 18:30 pm- 20:30 pm

As part of National Trust’s Heritage Festival, the Robin Boyd Foundation will host a panel on the topic of The Goldilocks Paradigm.  Hear from experts from a cross-section of design fields as they discuss heritage and its place in..

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Curator Tour | Grand Plans: Robin Boyd & the Small

Wed May 15th @ 10:00 am- 11:00 amJoin Professor Naomi Stead, Head of Architecture, Monash Art Design Architecture and Charlotte Day, Director, Monash University Museum of Art for a tour of Grand Plans: Robin Boyd & the Small Homes Service. The exhibition will examine the..

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Heritage Speaker Series #3 | Post-Ironic Modernism

Wed May 15th @ 18:30 pm- 20:30 pm

As part of National Trust’s Heritage Festival, the Robin Boyd Foundation will host a panel on the topic of Midcentury Modernism in a Post Ironic World.  Hear from experts from a cross-section of design fields as they discuss heritage and its..

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Tower Hill Twilight Tour & Talk – SOLD OUT

Sat May 18th @ 15:00 pm- 18:00 pm

Join Parks Victoria for a twilight tour and presentation at the Tower Hill Visitor Centre, to hear about renowned architect Robin Boyd’s design, and to learn about Victoria’s first official national park – including its remarkable geology,..

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A Portrait of an Australian House

Sat May 25th @ 10:00 am- Sun July 14th @ 17:00 pm

Examine the architectural photography exhibition at Monash Gallery of Art of two photographers Lydia Wegner & Lauren Bamford working together & apart to create works responding to a historic Robin Boyd house. See..

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