Discussions / Architectural Photography / Sievers Project

Robin Boyd Foundation

Interior of Robin Boyd House, Walsh St, South Yarra. Courtesy of Robin Boyd Foundation.

Robin Boyd Foundation and CCP present

Architectural Photography, then and now

Wednesday 30 July 2014, 6—8pm

In collaboration with CCP, The Robin Boyd Foundation presents a series of discussions on themes inspired byThe Sievers Project. Currently exhibiting at CCP, early career artists, working across media from photography through to installation, have responded in diverse ways to renowned Australian photographer Wolfgang Sievers (1913—2007), icon of 20th century Australian photography. In the first session panelists will address changing fashions in architectural photography since Wolfgang Sievers and the second panel will investigate the process of commissioning in architecture, photography and contemporary design.Architectural Photography, then and now will be presented at Walsh Street, the house that architect Robin Boyddesigned for his own family in 1957. Now the home of the Robin Boyd Foundation, Walsh Street is an exemplar of modernist Australian architecture. The Nature of Commissioning will be presented on Wednesday 27 August 2014, 6—8pm. Architectural Photography, then and now

Architectural Photography, then and now

Wednesday 30 July 2014, 6—8pm Robin Boyd Foundation, 290 Walsh St, South Yarra Price: $40 public, $30 RBF / CCP members, $10 students Limited space, bookings essential. Book here > Architectural photography has changed dramatically since Wolfgang Sievers. A diverse panel, comprising photographer, curator, academic and critic will address not only links between changing fashions in architecture and photography but also the impact of architectural photography on the way buildings are brought into the public imagination.


Associate Dean, Graduate Research, MADA (Monash University Art Design & Architecture)


Photographer Renowned architectural photographer, John Gollings specialises in photos of cities, buildings and landscapes often from an aerial perspective. Gollings latest project is “Every high rise on the Queensland Gold Coast”. He was co-creative director of the Australian Pavilion at the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale, and recently completed a guidebook to Khmer temples in South East Asia.


Exhibitions Curator, State Library of Victoria Eve Sainsbury is responsible for curating the ongoing exhibitions Mirror of the World and The Changing Face of Victoria. In 2011 she curated As Modern as Tomorrow, photographers in post-war Melbourne, the Library’s first major exhibition of mid-century photography, which included works from the Wolfgang Sievers collection.


Lecturer in the Architecture Program at RMIT University Christine Phillips is a director of the Melbourne-based practice, OpenHAUS; a lecturer at RMIT University; a freelance writer and co-host of RRR’s weekly radio show, ‘The Architects’.


Editorial Director, Architecture Media In 2010 and 2013 Cameron Bruhn curated Australia’s contribution to the London Festival of Architecture. Previously he was editor of Architecture Media publications Artichoke and Landscape Architecture Australia. Bruhn is an active contributor to design culture through writing and editing, as well as participating on award juries and undertaking sessional teaching.

Images (top to bottom, left to right): Interior of Robin Boyd House, Walsh St, South Yarra. Courtesy of Robin Boyd Foundation; Wolfgang Sievers Comalco Aluminium Used in the Construction of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Architect Roy Grounds 1968 (detail), National Library of Australia, Wolfgang Sievers Photographic Archive; John Gollings (detail).

Ticket prices: 

Robin Boyd Foundation Friends and CCP Members $30.00
Public $40.00
Students $10.00


This is a ticketed event. Seating is limited.  To book seats   CLICK HERE    Bookings will be confirmed by a Tax Receipt issued by return email. Tickets will NOT be issued. The names of those who have booked will be placed onto a door register and checked upon arrival at Walsh Street for the event.


sources: CCP / https://www.ccp.org.au/exhibitions.php?f=Gallery_2
Boy Foundation/ https://robinboyd.org.au/category-events/76-seminar-program/173-ccp-1
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