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 Digital Engagement that activates 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.

Annual Appeal

You can help us grow in 2024 – donate a plant to fill our front garden today! With your support, we will continue to protect and care for Walsh Street.

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undefended – experiment one

ben cobham – helen herbertson – michelle heaven – john salisbury
june 19 – 28 2024

an iconic 1950’s home blends people & place, sliding between the familiar & the imaginative, as the exacting forms of dance, performance, design, light & architecture rest lightly together, inside a sense of the everyday while immersing the viewer in a density of experience

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What’s on at Walsh Street

 

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..

SOLD OUT | Boyd Meets Girl Session 1

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..

Boyd Meets Girl Session 2

Sat July 6th @ 17:30 pm- 19:00 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..

Walsh Street Guided Tour AM 2024

Sat July 20th @ 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 July 20th @ 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 Guided Tour AM 2024

Sat August 10th @ 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 and the Art World

Sat August 10th @ 13:30 pm- 15:00 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 AM 2024

Sat August 31st @ 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 August 31st @ 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..

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.

Partners

01_ASF
02_AM
02_Arup
Australian-Institute-of-Architecture
Brickworks
FourPillars
IHN2
K5
MRM_WEB2023
02_Molly-Rose-Brewing
MPavilion-www
Mud2
National-Trust
Shelter-ww

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