‘This is Modernism’ Symposium

Friday 16 February, USA, Adelaide

We invite you to join us for the ‘This is Modernism’ Symposium

Friday 16 February 2024, 9am – 4.30pm at Pridham Hall, level 2,
University of South Australia, City West, 213 Hindley St, Adelaide.

Free – All welcome – one-day public symposium – no need to register.

Co-presented by the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, University of South Australia, and Unitec (Auckland, NZ). Convenors: Dr Christoph Schnoor and Dr Julie Collins.
This 1-day symposium will explore modernist architecture in Australia and New Zealand through case studies of buildings that demonstrate a specific relationship to place, looking at under-explored examples of modernism in our region. 
Speakers include:
Professor Philip Goad (University of Melbourne), Professor Deborah Ascher Barnstone (University of Sydney), Dr Daniel J. Ryan (University of Sydney), Dr Lisa Marie Daunt (Phillips Smith Conwell Architects), Chris Burns (Heritage SA), Dr James Curry (University of South Australia), Kerry Francis (Unitec Auckland), Dr Isabel Rousset (University of Technology Sydney), Dr Silvia Micheli, Associate Professor Antony Moulis and Virginia Rigney (University of Queensland and Canberra Museum and Gallery), Dr Stuart King (University of Melbourne), Dr Amit Srivastava, Dr Aaron Humphrey, Steve Cook, Dr James Curry, and Benjamin Nicholls (University of Adelaide and University of South Australia), Rachel Jackson, Amy Jarvis and Edwina Jans (Canberra Modern), Dr Catherine Howell (University of South Australia and Heritage SA), Elsie Telford and Dr Akari Nakai Kidd (Deakin University), Ann Cleary (University of Canberra), Dr Julie Collins (University of South Australia), and Dr Christoph Schnoor and Sinead McClay (Unitec Auckland).

PROGRAMME
9.00-9.15
Welcome and Introductions

9.15-10.15
Edith Emery’s Practice in Place: “A bridge into the life of others” / Dr Stuart King (University of Melbourne)
Exile or Eden? Contextualising Alexandra Mokwinski, Pioneering Émigrée Architect in Adelaide, South Australia / Dr Catherine Howell (University of South Australia and Heritage SA)
OHU Collective: Cookhouse in Waipu, Northland / Kerry Francis (Unitec Auckland)

10.15-11.00
House at Toolern Vale, Victoria, by Paul Couch, 1972 / Professor Philip Goad (University of Melbourne)
‘A Spectacular Adobe House’: John Chappel’s Billam House (1964) / Dr James Curry (University of South Australia)

11.00-11.15
Morning Tea – tea and coffee provided.

11.15-12.15
City Edge by Jackson Walker Architects – Landscape, Architecture,and Social Value. / Elsie Telford and Dr Akari Nakai Kidd (Deakin University)
Modernist Medium Density: Urambi Village, Canberra – Michael Dysart & Partners, 1974 / Rachel Jackson, Amy Jarvis and Edwina Jans (Canberra Modern)
Modern Architecture as a Stage for Modern Art: The Lost History of Bonython House, 1965 / Dr Amit Srivastava, Dr Aaron Humphrey, Steve Cook, Dr JamesCurry, and Benjamin Nicholls (University of Adelaide and University ofSouth Australia)

12.15-13.15
Lunch Break – try one of the many eateries in the City West area

13.15-14.15
Electric Modernity: Electricity House in St Georges, NSW, 1939 / Professor Deborah Ascher Barnstone (University of Sydney)
Place and the Intangible in the making of Canberra: Enrico Taglietti’s Cinema Center (1964–66) / Dr Silvia Micheli, Associate Professor Antony Moulis, and VirginiaRigney (University of Queensland and Canberra Museum andGallery)
Julius Elischer’s El Caballo Blanco (1973–86) / Dr Isabel Rousset (University of Technology Sydney)

14.15-15.15
Townsville Law Courts: designed in Brisbane, conceived in Japan / Dr Lisa Marie Daunt (Phillips Smith Conwell Architects)
Churchill House, Canberra, Robin Boyd (1969-1971) / Ann Cleary (University of Canberra)
Conforming to the Future: The Australian Atomic Energy CommissionResearch Establishment at Lucas Heights / Dr Daniel J. Ryan (University of Sydney)

15.15-15.30
Afternoon tea – tea and coffee provided.

15.30-16.30
Plan, form, structure and light: St Alphonsus’ Catholic Church at Millicent, South Australia / Chris Burns (Heritage SA)
‘Inland Sanctuary’: John Flynn Memorial Church, Mparntwe (AliceSprings), NT, 1953-6 / Dr Julie Collins (University of South Australia)
Paul Pascoe: Te Rangimārie, Christchurch, 1968 / Dr Christoph Schnoor and Sinead McClay (Unitec Auckland)

16.30 Close

Programme at: https://unisa.edu.au/connect/galleries-museums-and-centres/architecture-museum
Event Enquiries: Architecture Museum +61 8 8302 9235 (Mon-Wed) or julie.collins@unisa.edu.au
City West campus map: https://www.unisa.edu.au/siteassets/campus-facilities/maps/city-west-campus-and-access-map.pdf

‘This is Modernism’ is being held at the University of South Australia on Kaurna Country, the traditional country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs, and relationship with the land, and we acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today. ‘This is Modernism’ is being held in the Pridham Hall function room and we acknowledge the generosity of alumnus Andrew Pridham, benefactor of Pridham Hall.

AASA ‘This is Modernism’ Symposium Steering Group: Prof Deborah Ascher Barnstone, Dr Christoph Schnoor, Dr Stuart King, Dr Isabel Rousset, Ann Cleary, Dr Julie Collins, with AASA Secretary Dr Martha Liew

Images: Churchill House, Canberra, Robin Boyd (1969-1971) Ann Cleary; Townsville Law Courts – Edmund SheppardBuilding (1975). Photographer: Richard Stringer, Courtesy of Phillips Smith Conwel; Billam House, Brighton, JohnChappel (1964) Courtesy of State Library of South Australia BRG346/29/17/8 Arnold Studio