Sydney Living Museum
Harry Seidler: Painting Toward Architecture is the first major exhibition on the architect to showcase never-seen-before original artworks. The exhibition is opened at the Museum of Sydney until March 2015 exploring the designs and long-lasting collaborations Harry Seidler forged with other names in art, architecture, design and engineering.
Through his work with Frank Stella, Marcel Breuer, Josef Albers, Pier Luigi Nervi, Alexander Calder, Max Dupain and Lin Utzon, Seidler set a precedent for the multidisciplinary team approach – an idea that spawned a creative synthesis.
During the course of his life, he shaped the design of many of our most recognised buildings, including Australia Square, the MLC Centre and the radical Rose Seidler House, which is now one of Sydney Living Museums’ 12 cherished properties.
As well as celebrating his creative contributions, we will chart Seidler’s studies with Walter Gropius, Josef Albers and Marcel Breuer – before delving into his personal story.
Curated by Vladimir Belogolovsky of Intercontinental Curatorial Project and Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon of Sydney Living Museums.
Harry Seidler Open Houses
Thanks to the generosity of the building owners, these exclusive tours give you the chance to experience the scale and diversity of Seidler’s work firsthand. Enjoy the drama of the Harry & Penelope Seidler House (1966–67) and the simplicity of the Tuck House (1952). And compare his early work in developing the compound of Rose Seidler House (1948–50), Julian Rose House (1949–50) and the Brian Seidler House (1949–51, formerly called Marcus Seidler House) with the high-rise living of the Cove (2003–04) and the Horizon (1990–98) apartment buildings.
Led by curators, owners and architects, including Penelope Seidler AM and principals at Seidler and Associates, these tours provide insights into how Harry Seidler shaped the way we live in Sydney.