SYDNEY TALK | The Modern Movement in NSW

DOCOMOMO / Australia ICOMOS/NSW Chapter AIA – Sydney Talk Series

Thursday 4 July 2013

GML Offices Redfern 5.30pm

The Modern Movement in NSW
– presenting a thematic study commissioned by the NSW Heritage Branch

Lilac theatre, Goulburn by Brown & Brewer, 1959

This talk presents a newly completed report commissioned by the NSW Heritage Branch, a study of the Modern Movement in NSW, written by a team consisting of Roy Lumby, Colleen Morris and Peter Spearritt. It is designed to be a concise, authoritative, plain English history which addresses the architecture and designed landscapes of the Modern Movement in NSW as well as their social and historical context and key practitioners. It identifies a list of 20 intact modern places in NSW to be nominated for priority listing on the SHR.

Cameron White is the Manager of the Listings Team at the Heritage Branch in the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. Cameron trained as a town planner at UNSW, graduating in 1987. He then worked for Fairfield City Council, the NSW Dept of Housing, and State Rail before joining the Heritage Branch in 1995. He became manager of the Listings Team in 2003. He has been supervising  the Heritage Council’s Thematic Listings Program since 2009.

Dr Roy Lumby is a Senior Heritage Specialist with Tanner Kibble Denton Architects and has over 20 years experience working in heritage conservation. Roy is a member of ICOMOS and president of the Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW, in which role he has conducted numerous walking tours and given presentations on many aspects of 20th century architecture. He is a member of the National Trust of Australia’s Built Advocacy Committee. He was co-author of A Spirit of Progress: Art Deco Architecture in Australia and has published numerous articles.

Colleen Morris is a Sydney-based heritage consultant who specialises in gardens and cultural landscapes. She has helped prepare conservation plans for the botanic gardens of Adelaide and Sydney and Sydney’s Government House and Domain. Her interest in the Modern Movement stems from co-authoring a Conservation Management Plan for Rose Seidler House in 2000. Colleen is the author of the award winning Lost Gardens of Sydney published by the Historic Houses Trust of NSW in 2008 and was the national chair of the Australian Garden History Society 2003-2009.

Members of the public are welcome!

Time & Date: Thursday 4 July 2013, 5.30pm for 6pm start
Cost: Members $7, non-members $12 payable at the door.  Wine and nibbles will be provided.
Venue: Godden Mackay Logan, 78 George Street, Redfern
RSVP: Miss Jane Vernon or 02 9319 4811. Please note RSVP is essential as places are limited.

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