Modernist Adelaide Walking Tour and Talk / May 12 and 18th

Adelaide / May 12- May 18th

Time & Location

12 May 2024, 10:00 am – 11:20 am GMT-7
Crack Kitchen, 13 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

About the event

Immerse yourself in the mid-century jet age of Mad Men era Adelaide, when a new wave of modernist architecture redefined the city’s streetscapes and skyline.

Many of Adelaide’s most significant examples of 50s, 60s and 70s commercial and government architecture still stand, well preserved and well worth discovering on this relaxed and informative 90-minute walk through downtown Adelaide.

From Australia’s first curtain-wall high-rise of the 50s to the International Style of the 60s and the Brutalism of the 70s, this walk through time led by award-winning mid-century architecture historian Stuart Symons will appeal to anyone with a love of architecture and design, history or just looking up and seeing the beauty in our everyday built environment.

Weather policy: the Modernist Adelaide walking tour will go ahead rain or shine.



Modernist Adelaide: Author Talk With Stuart Symons

Date and time

Sat, 18 May 2024 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ACST


Payinthi 128 Prospect Road Prospect, SA 5082 Australia

About this event

Stuart Symons is helping people better appreciate Adelaide’s mid-century architecture. Author of Modernist Adelaide: 100 Buildings 1940s–1970s and host of more than 100 award-winning architecture tours and events, Stuart will discuss the architectural revolution that drove the rapid transformation of our culture and communities in post-war Adelaide.

Through a stunning presentation of Adelaide’s cool modernist heritage, Stuart will share his favourite local buildings, introduce the great minds who designed and built them, and explore what they can tell us about ourselves today.

A fascinating author talk for anyone interested in architecture, design, local history, society and culture, placemaking, retro and mid-century modern chic, construction and engineering.

This event takes places in Eliza Hall.

Please direct all enquires to Blake Hemsley at 8269 5355 or email via