organised by Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW & ACT
A rare opportunity to hear from one of Australia’s foremost heritage architects and historians.
About this event
Practicing both as architect and historian, Peter Freeman has dedicated more than four decades to the conservation, documentation and celebration of Australia’s architectural heritage.
He is the author of many books on Australia’s heritage and vernacular buildings, and has worked on conservation projects across the country. In 2019, Peter was awarded a medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to architecture.
In this presentation, Peter will explore the life and times of Malcolm Moir and Heather Sutherland – Canberra’s 20th-century ‘architectural power couple’; and the work of the two modernists Neville Ward and Ian Slater, who joined the practice following the tragic death of Heather Sutherland in 1951.
We’ll discover how they designed a singularly coherent collection of residential and commercial buildings, spread throughout the fledgling city.
Peter will be signing copies of his latest book: Thoroughly Modern: The Life + Times of Moir + Sutherland Architects
Date: Friday 29 April 2022.
Time: Light refreshments from 6.00 pm for a 7.00 pm start
Place: Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo
Tickets: $35 General Admission / $24.50 Members
Covid safety: Check in using QR code and provide proof of full vaccination. Wearing of face masks inside the Museum. (Powerhouse Museum guidelines current as at 4 March 2022, subject to change.)