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.
- Seidler + Nervi: Walking tour (exterior) of the Edmund Barton Building Tue 10 Nov 2020
- Designed in Italy, Made in Australia exhibition Tue 10 Nov 2020 —
Fri 27 Nov 2020
- Paolo Stracchi talk: Designed in Italy, Made in Australia Tue 10 Nov 2020
- Public art and architecture walking tour: week one Tue 10 Nov 2020
- Architecture Stroll: Aranda icons Sun 15 Nov 2020
- Public art and architecture walking tour: week two Tue 17 Nov 2020
- Architecture Stroll: Wybalena Grove Sun 22 Nov 2020
- Public art and architecture walking tour: week three Tue 24 Nov 2020
- Shine Dome: behind the scenes tour Wed 25 Nov 2020
- Architecture Stroll: Ward and Bischoff Sun 29 Nov 2020
(republished courtesy of Design Canberra )