Slide Night: Architectural Critic Abroad

Melbourne / September 1st
Image: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum 1951-3, Hiroshima, Japan, (Architect: Kenzo Tange), taken in 1961 by Robin Boyd.

Presented by Kerry Landman and Jonathan Russell from the RBF Research and Collections Team

From his first European tour in 1950 to his final trip to America and London in 1971, Boyd was a prolific and keen-sighted documentarian. From Massawa to Marseille, from Stockholm to Singapore, we will explore scenes that caught Boyd’s eye – including his visits to the cutting edge of modernist architecture around the world.

Since 2014, the Walsh Street Archive has been catalogued, researched, digitised, and conserved by a team of Robin Boyd Foundation volunteers. It contains over 4000 items: the readily visible library, furniture and artwork collection alongside hidden treasures including manuscripts, correspondence, slides, films, architectural drawings, and newspaper clippings. In celebration of the launch of the Walsh Street Archive online through Victorian Collections, our slide nights offer a rich insight into the Archive’s 1500+ slides taken by Boyd.

On the night

– Wine and beer sold by the glass.
– A selection of books available for sale
– Credit card sales only
– If it’s your first time to the house, seek out our volunteer guides for a quick house tour

The Walsh Street Archive project has been generously supported by the Angela Gehrig Bequest 2017.


Date:Thu September 1st
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost:$25.00 – $35.00


290 Walsh Street, South Yarra VIC 3141


Robin Boyd Foundation