Robin Boyd Foundation

Iconic Modernist House Museum

The Robin Boyd Foundation is the custodian of the legacy of Australian modernist architect, author, critic, and public educator Robin Boyd and the iconic Walsh Street house he designed, built and inhabited.

We are committed to advocating Boyd’s belief that good design can improve people’s lives and our world. Our Guided Tours provide public access to Walsh Street, an exemplar of modernist residential architecture. The Foundation is also known for its Public Programs and 3D Tours that activate community awareness, amplify voices and increase Australian architecture and design participation. 

The Foundation’s work is supported by the Boyd CirclePartnersDonorsFriends, and our vital volunteers.

Explore Robin Boyd and Japan

Expanding upon items displayed at our recent exhibition at Walsh Street, Robin Boyd & Japan tells the story of Boyd’s connection to Japan through the objects, influences and relationships he accrued in the 1960s. Created by the Robin Boyd Foundation’s Research and Collections team, the items presented are interlinked and enriched by original research, diving deep into this little-explored aspect of Boyd’s life and work. Drawing down on items from the Walsh Street Archive, State Library of Victoria and RMIT Design Archives, this new curated online network of objects, documents, stories and historical context is designed to be explored.

What’s on at Walsh Street

 

Walsh Street Guided Tour AM 2024

Thu May 16th @ 11:00 am- 12:30 pm
Each Walsh Street Guided Tour begins with a talk packed with information about Robin Boyd – from his years as an architecture student to working with Gromboyd, his influences and travels to critical works and his lasting legacy. You will hear..

The Boyd Dynasty, Art and Legacy PM

Thu May 16th @ 13:30 pm- 15:00 pm
Each The Boyd Dynasty, Art and Legacy Guided Tour begins with a talk tracing the Boyd family lineage, from brewing fortunes to forging artistic communities. You will hear the stories behind the esteemed art collection of Robin and Patricia Boyd's..

SOLD OUT Autumn Sunset Cocktails at Walsh Street

Fri May 17th @ 18:00 pm- 19:30 pm
Join us at Walsh Street for an after-hours experience: Autumn Sunset Cocktails. Designed to complement a modern lifestyle, with its floating salon and private central courtyard, Walsh Street lent itself to sophisticated entertaining. On this tour,..

SOLD OUT | Walsh Street Guided Tour AM 2024

Sat May 18th @ 11:00 am- 12:30 pm
Each Walsh Street Guided Tour begins with a talk packed with information about Robin Boyd – from his years as an architecture student to working with Gromboyd, his influences and travels to critical works and his lasting legacy. You will hear..

SOLD OUT | Site Visit: Tarakan Street Session 1

Mon May 20th @ 14:00 pm- 14:45 pm
Learn about Tarakan Street, a complex development of 130 social and affordable housing dwellings in West Heidelberg, with project collaborators Adrian Costa (NH Architecture), Vanessa Bird (Bird de la Coeur Architects) and Mark Jacques..

SOLD OUT: Site Visit: Tarakan Street Session 2

Mon May 20th @ 15:15 pm- 16:00 pm
Learn about Tarakan Street, a complex development of 130 social and affordable housing dwellings in West Heidelberg, with project collaborators Adrian Costa (NH Architecture), Vanessa Bird (Bird de la Coeur Architects) and Mark Jacques..

SOLD OUT | MABF: Modernist Adelaide: Stuart Symons

Sat May 25th @ 13:00 pm- 14:30 pm
Join Stuart Symons to discover how modernist architecture was at the heart of the physical, cultural and social transformation of postwar Adelaide. Through this engaging talk through time, Stuart will examine a diverse range of modernist buildings..

MDW Keynote: Tosin Oshinowo

Sun May 26th @ 16:00 pm- 17:00 pm
Recently named one of the 50 most powerful women in architecture and design in 2024 by Dezeen, Tosin Oshinowo is a Lagos-based architect renown for her socially responsive approach to commercial, cultural and civic architecture in a rapidly..

MABF: Perspectives on art and design in Frankston

Sat June 1st @ 16:00 pm- 17:30 pm
The recent publication On Bunurong Country: art and design in Frankston is a micro-history of the myriad artistic and design practices that have taken place in the Frankston region since pre-colonial times to the present.  While this..

Evenings with DADo: Things Will Be Different

Thu June 6th @ 18:30 pm- 21:00 pm
Join DADo for an evening screening of Things Will Be Different, a 2023 film that documents two neighbours’ experiences of displacement as they are forced to relocate from the Walker Street public housing estate in Northcote, Melbourne when it is..

Walsh Street Guided Tour AM 2024

Sat June 8th @ 11:00 am- 12:30 pm
Each Walsh Street Guided Tour begins with a talk packed with information about Robin Boyd – from his years as an architecture student to working with Gromboyd, his influences and travels to critical works and his lasting legacy. You will hear..

Walsh Street Guided Tour AM 2024

Thu June 13th @ 11:00 am- 12:30 pm
Each Walsh Street Guided Tour begins with a talk packed with information about Robin Boyd – from his years as an architecture student to working with Gromboyd, his influences and travels to critical works and his lasting legacy. You will hear..

Walsh Street Guided Tour AM 2024

Sat June 22nd @ 11:00 am- 12:30 pm
Each Walsh Street Guided Tour begins with a talk packed with information about Robin Boyd – from his years as an architecture student to working with Gromboyd, his influences and travels to critical works and his lasting legacy. You will hear..

Walsh Street Guided Tour PM 2024

Sat June 22nd @ 13:30 pm- 15:00 pm
Each Walsh Street Guided Tour begins with a talk packed with information about Robin Boyd – from his years as an architecture student to working with Gromboyd, his influences and travels to critical works and his lasting legacy. You will hear..

Walsh Street and the Art World

Sat July 6th @ 11:00 am- 12:30 pm
Each Walsh Street and the Art World tour begins with a talk tracing the Boyd family lineage, from brewing fortunes to forging artistic communities. You will hear the stories behind the esteemed art collection of Robin and Patricia Boyd's Walsh..

Walsh Street Guided Tour PM 2024

Sat July 6th @ 13:30 pm- 15:00 pm
Each Walsh Street Guided Tour begins with a talk packed with information about Robin Boyd – from his years as an architecture student to working with Gromboyd, his influences and travels to critical works and his lasting legacy. You will hear..

Boyd Meets Girl

Sat July 6th @ 15:30 pm- 17:00 pm
Join us at Walsh Street for Boyd Meets Girl, where the grandson of Robin Boyd, Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd performs with American cellist Laura Metcalf, will perform at Walsh Street. The duo performs an eclectic and engaging range of..

The Robin Boyd Foundation acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung People of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which we welcome visitors to Walsh Street. We extend our respect to ancestors and Elders past and present, and to all First Nations people.

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