Robin Boyd: Centenary of Design

As part of this historic year, the Foundation held its annual Australian Institute of Architects Open Day featuring award-winning architecture in Victoria, as well as regularly opening Boyd’s iconic, mid-century modernist residence Walsh Street four times a month to allow Australians and international visitors an opportunity to learn more about the architect’s work.

In addition, the Foundation expanded its partnerships to co-present events with the Melbourne Design Week, National Trust Heritage Festival, and Open House Melbourne Weekend, amongst others.

Over 40 events were scheduled in Melbourne, regional Victoria, Sydney and Adelaide in partnership with architectural, historical and design organisations such as the DADo Film Society, Heide Museum of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Parks Victoria, and the State Library of Victoria.

Victoria’s major universities hosted unique, Boyd-focused events and exhibitions at the University of Melbourne Ian Potter Gallery, Monash Art Gallery and its University Museum of Art,  and RMIT’s Design Archives.  

In addition, regional institutions like Shepparton Art Museum and smaller organisations such as the Warrandyte Historical Society and individual art historians exhibited and hosted tours of Boyd designed structures. 

The Robin Boyd: Centenary of Design program allowed the Foundation to increase public awareness and engagement of Boyd’s large archival legacy and how his design-thinking continues to influence contemporary discussions about Australian architecture and design in this country and abroad.

Robin Boyd: Centenary of Design was the  largest and most robust program ever presented in the history of the Foundation. Along with its key architecture and design partners throughout the country, the Robin Boyd: Centenary of Design program cemented national awareness to the general public and design curious of Robin Boyd as one of Australia’s most influential architects in the full scope his work across various media.

See details of all events: Robin Boyd: Centenary of Design Program

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