Slide Night: The Excitement of Expos / Melb – 9th

Melbourne, August 9th
Image: Takara Beautilion, Theme Pavilion, Osaka Expo ’70, Japan, (Architect: Kisho Kurokawa), taken in 1969 by Robin Boyd.

Slide Night: The Excitement of Expos

Presented by Professor Philip Goad

Tue August 9th @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

$25.00 – $35.00

Boyd was appointed Exhibits Architect for the Australian Pavilion at Expo ‘67 in Montreal and Expo ‘70 in Osaka. His slides reveal his fascination with the unconventional architecture of many national pavilions. Join Professor Philip Goad to view Expo ‘67 and ‘70 through Boyd’s camera lens.

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.

Thank you to Restore Conservation Services for imaging parts of our archive.