Upcoming Events

DADo Film Society

DADo is the film society of the Robin Boyd Foundation and dedicated to films on architecture, design + urbanism DADo 2018 Screening Season Welcome to our 2018 film season. The season will run from April to September. this year's program explores the relationship between us, humans, and our built environment and the things we interact with. We hope you can...
Wed April 18th - Wed September 12th

Walsh Street Tour 19th April – SOLD OUT

Featured as a part of the National Trust Australian Heritage Festival 2018: ‘My Culture, My Story’, we will be offering the opportunity to learn more about Boyd and his design legacy, with guided Design Tours through the Walsh Street residence. Robin was considered the architectural voice of the late 1940’s – 1960’s. Leading the Small Homes Service...
Thu April 19th @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Walsh Street Tour 26th April – SOLD OUT

Featured as a part of the National Trust Australian Heritage Festival 2018: ‘My Culture, My Story’, we will be offering the opportunity to learn more about Boyd and his design legacy, with guided Design Tours through the Walsh Street residence. Robin was considered the architectural voice of the late 1940’s – 1960’s. Leading the Small Homes Service...
Thu April 26th @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

EMERGING ARCHITECT PRIZE TOUR

Emerging Architect Prize Tour 2017 National Emerging Architect Prize recipient Anthony Balsamo presents a diverse portfolio of award-winning architectural projects, unbuilt work and anecdotes from EmAGN, SA Chapter Council, fellowship travel, festivals and collaborations in architecture. Joining us on the night to speak we have previous Emerging Architect...
Thu May 3rd

Robin Boyd – State Library Victoria Seminar

Registration is now open for 'Discovering Robin Boyd' – a seminar exploring the legacy of Boyd through the archive held at State Library Victoria (SLV). This diverse program of speakers brought together by Mary Lewis, Naomi Mullumby and Peter Johnson of SLV will give an extensive insight to the body of work undertaken by Boyd and his continuing influence...
Sat July 21st @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

School Holiday Programme

The Robin Boyd Foundation believes that the best way to understand and appreciate the value of good design is to visit the actual physical buildings. This has always been at the core of our Open Day programmes, inspiring and provoking our adult audiences with good design for the last 10 years. Our aim is to build on this expertise and the success of our...
Fri September 21st - Sun October 7th

Please enjoy this film short of a dinner party recently hosted at Walsh Street by KFive + Kinnarps to celebrate the launch of The Boyd Collection

For more detailed information on the furniture collection, visit the website: boydcollection.com.au

Walsh Street can be enjoyed by individuals and organisations who become partners of the Foundation.

To discuss becoming a Partner, please contact [email protected]

Video: Vision Force Studio – www.v1s1onforce.com

Foundation partnerships

As a Foundation Partner you will benefit from a brand alignment that expresses your commitment to Australian design and innovation. As well as marketing opportunities to the Foundation’s constituency – a fast growing group of Australians passionate about supporting good design – we offer a range of exclusive benefits to Foundation Partners.

In addition to our design education programmes, Walsh Street is host to product launches, corporate dinners, fashion shows, music concerts, staff training days, workshops, board meetings and much more.

Volunteering with us

Open Days

Our Open Day volunteers are an essential factor in making these inspirational and educational tours an ongoing success. Volunteers assist on the day with House supervision, ticket collection and general safety supervision. In addition to being part an integral part of the event and our visitors experience, all volunteers receive a complimentary ticket to tour the Open Day.

Fundraising

Through our activities and donations, the Foundation pays down the mortgage of Walsh Street to ensure this iconic building continues to be a source of inspiration and an intrinsical part of Melbourne’s design DNA and discourse. If you would like to submit a proposal to host a Walsh Street fundraising event, please do get in touch. Further information can be found on our fundraising page.

Housekeeping

Our Housekeeping Volunteers ensure that the house is properly preserved, cleaned and maintained to the highest standards. This role gives a unique insight into the daily condition of the house, and carries with it, the responsibility to report back regularly so that household maintenance requirements can be noted and attended to.

Gardening

The Garden Volunteers are a vital part of ensuring that Walsh Street and its legacy is preserved for years to come. Assisting with the presentation and care of the garden to the highest standards whilst nurturing and preserving Boyd’s emphasis of the relationship between indoors and outdoors.

Marketing & admin

The Marketing & Admin Volunteers allow the development and growth of the Robin Boyd Foundation. They vitally assist with public programs, forums and Open Day events through general administration, communication, event promotion, database upkeep and ticketing management.

Archives & Collections

Working with our Archives & Collections Volunteers offers the opportunity for you to become involved with the Robin Boyd Collection, through volunteering, or undertaking an internship, this opportunity allows those volunteers to become an engaged part of the 60 year history of Walsh Street.

Join our vibrant volunteer community

Tell us a bit about yourself and which of the volunteering areas interest you.

Friends of the Foundation

Our Friends are an important part of the Walsh Street family. Friends subscription allows us to further engage and reward our supporters whilst helping us to raise funds towards the running costs of Walsh Street, enabling us to open Robin Boyd’s iconic family home to the general public. To invite speakers to challenge and inspire us. To maintain and care for this incredible house and gardens and to offer Open Day experiences that are often a special one-off opportunity.


Principal partners

Partners – Design Leaders

Thanks also go to all previous partners, founding partners, supporters, friends and volunteers. Without this support network, the Robin Boyd Foundation would simply cease to exist. Thank you.