Upcoming Events

State Library of Victoria Seminar – Fully Booked

‘Discovering Robin Boyd’ - a seminar exploring the legacy of Boyd's architecture through the archive held at State Library Victoria (SLV).  Presented by the State Library User Organisations Council in conjunction with Melbourne School of Design, the seminar has been put together by State Library Victoria's Mary Lewis, Naomi Mullumby and Peter...
Sat July 21st @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Walsh Street Tour – Fully Booked

Experience Walsh Street 'Walsh Street', the house Boyd designed for his own family in 1957, is his most well-known work. It has been extensively published both nationally and internationally as an exemplar of modernist Australian architecture and a house that continues to influence architectural thinking. It is now the home of the Robin Boyd Foundation....
Mon July 30th @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Othering Architecture

OTHERING ARCHITECTURE: DIVERSITY ON SCREEN AND IN SPACE Eugenia Lim's The Australian Ugliness, like Robin Boyd's book of the same name, seeks to question who architecture is built by and for. Bringing forward a female, Asian, performative and artistic perspective, TAU seeks to ‘other’ architecture, opening up its spaces, ideas and access to a broader,...
Thu August 9th @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DADo Film Season 2018

DADo film nights are a great way to experience an evening at Walsh Street. Guests are welcome to tour the house at 6.30pm for half an hour before the speaker and film commences at 7pm The film season runs monthly from April to September, showing 6 films across the season. Subscriptions to the DADo film society are available here. New Town Utopia 2017, Dir....
Wed August 15th @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Awards Open Day

The Australian Institute of Architects recognise the best buildings completed in the preceding year in their annual Awards program. The Robin Boyd Foundation in co-operation with the Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter will host this tour of outstanding Awarded and Shortlisted projects in Victoria for 2018. Included projects and tickets...
Sun August 19th @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ugly–Beautiful

UGLY-BEAUTIFUL: AESTHETICS AND ICONS IN AUSTRALIAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE The Australian Ugliness is one of the most important texts on the Australian city. A book that has infuenced the professions understanding of architecture and planning. With a preoccupation with questions of taste and aesthetics in suburbia, Boyd’s seminal text failed to address the...
Thu August 23rd @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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 alison.pert@robinboyd.org.au

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.

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.