Exhibition / Bill Lucas: Architect Utopian 

Melbourne - 19-31 August
Image: Glass House, Castlecrag, designed by Bill Lucas. Photo by Richard Dunn. 

Bill Lucas (1924-2001) is an architectural enigma and one of Sydney’s most influential modern architects who, with fellow student and wife Ruth, created a few of the icons of Australian architecture. Moreover, they created an environment where as architects, they could engage with community, build community and bring things and experiences that enriched community.

Through the curatorial lens of his friends and collaborators, Julie Cracknell and Peter LonerganBill Lucas: Architect Utopian is a unique opportunity for Melbourne audiences to explore an extensive archive of original drawings, artworks, observations and writings.

We’re thrilled to partner with Cracknell & Lonergan ArchitectsUrsula Chandler Architects and Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney, to bring Bill Lucas: Architect Utopian – a stunning and significant exhibition to Melbourne audiences.

Exhibition General Attendance

– Friday 19 August 2022
– Wednesday 31 August 2022
1pm – 5pm daily

Free to attend,
bookings required. 

KFive, Lvl 1, 275 Smith Street
Fitzroy Victoria 3065

Bill Lucas: Architect Utopian is
generously supported by KFive and Konpira Maru Wine.
Exhibition tickets
‘Bill Lucas: Architect Utopian’ in situ at Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney. Courtesy of Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney. Photo by Maja Baska.

Bill Lucas: Architect Utopian
Floor Talk with Peter Lonergan

Peter Lonergan (Director, Cracknell & Lonergan) and his curatorial team had unprecedented access to the personal archive of Bill Lucas (1924-2001) to develop an exhibition of content previously unseen, covering the full extent of his working life.In this floor talk, Peter will explore Bill’s approach to bringing together his archive and how he had become a revisionist reliving his life in rewind and fast forward, edit, cut, paste and rewrite. For Peter, the exhibition is a pouring out of some of the contents of Bill’s vast archive of original drawings, artworks, observations and writings, a first pass at ordering these into absorbable parts.Floor talk with Peter Lonergan
Saturday 20 August 11am
$10.00 – $15.00
KFive, Lvl 1, 275 Smith Street
Fitzroy Victoria 3065
Floor talk tickets
Robin Boyd Foundation
290 Walsh Street
South Yarra 3141 Australia

Walsh Street House Tours

Robin Boyd designed Walsh Street for his family in 1957. As an exemplar of Australian modernist architecture, this iconic residence continues to influence design thinking today. You can experience Walsh Street on a Guided Tour.Each tour begins with a talk packed with information about Robin Boyd – from his family background, influences and travels to critical works and his lasting legacy. Attendees are then free to explore Walsh Street and take photographs.
$22.00 – $45.00
Thursday 4 August, 11am 
Saturday 3 September, 11am
Saturday 3 September, 1.30pm
290 Walsh Street
South Yarra Victoria 3141