Robin Boyd: Centenary of Design

In 2019, the Robin Boyd Foundation celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of Australia’s most influential architects Robin Boyd (1919-1971).

The  Foundation held a year-long series of events under the umbrella program Robin Boyd: Centenary of Design with program partners around Australia. Events, exhibitions, talks, tours ,and activities will showcase the historical and ongoing legacy of Boyd’s architecture, and his work as a social commentator and design provocateur.

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Peter Wille: Out Driving

Sat December 1st @ 10:00 am- 17:00 pm
Explore the work of amateur photographer and architectural draftsman Peter Wille and his images of Melbourne’s architectural wonders throughout the 1950s and 1960s at the State Library of Victoria. See..

PAST EVENT - Oliver Wainwright Lecture

Fri March 22nd @ 18:00 pm- 20:00 pm
Form Follows Finance: Lecture by Guardian Architecture and Design Critic Oliver Wainwright. A Robin Boyd Centenary Address Presented by the National Gallery of Victoria, the Robin Boyd Foundation & the Australian Institute of..

Heritage Speaker Series #1 - Who Owns Heritage?

Wed May 1st @ 18:30 pm- 20:30 pm
As part of National Trust's Heritage Festival, the Robin Boyd Foundation will host a panel on the topic of  Who Owns Heritage?  Hear from experts from a cross-section of design fields as they discuss heritage and its place in modern-day..

Curator Tour | Peter Wille: Out Driving

Wed May 8th @ 17:30 pm- 18:30 pm
Join the State Library Victoria for a special curatorial floor talk by Exhibitions Curator Eve Sainsbury, exploring the work and legacy of amateur photographer and architectural draftsman, Peter Wille. Wille amassed a collection of more than..

Heritage Speaker Series #2 - Goldilocks Paradigm |

Thu May 9th @ 18:30 pm- 20:30 pm
As part of National Trust's Heritage Festival, the Robin Boyd Foundation will host a panel on the topic of The Goldilocks Paradigm.  Hear from experts from a cross-section of design fields as they discuss heritage and its place in..

Curator Tour | Grand Plans: Robin Boyd & the Small

Wed May 15th @ 10:00 am- 11:00 am
Join Professor Naomi Stead, Head of Architecture, Monash Art Design Architecture and Charlotte Day, Director, Monash University Museum of Art for a tour of Grand Plans: Robin Boyd & the Small Homes Service. The exhibition will examine the..

Heritage Speaker Series #3 | Post-Ironic Modernism

Wed May 15th @ 18:30 pm- 20:30 pm
As part of National Trust’s Heritage Festival, the Robin Boyd Foundation will host a panel on the topic of Midcentury Modernism in a Post Ironic World.  Hear from experts from a cross-section of design fields as they discuss heritage and its..

Albrecht La'Brooy x Walsh Street 28 MAY

Tue May 28th @ 06:30 am- 20:30 pm
Melbourne improvisers Albrecht La’Brooy will be showcasing an intimate performance this May. The duo will take part in a musical conversation tailored to suit the ambience of the Walsh street house, relying heavily on piano, field recordings and..

Albrecht La'Brooy x Walsh Street 31 MAY

Fri May 31st @ 06:30 am- 20:30 pm
Melbourne improvisers Albrecht La’Brooy will be showcasing an intimate performance this May. The duo will take part in a musical conversation tailored to suit the ambience of the Walsh street house, relying heavily on piano, field recordings and..

Albrecht La'Brooy x Walsh Street 01 JUNE

Sat June 1st @ 03:00 am- 17:00 pm
Melbourne improvisers Albrecht La’Brooy will be showcasing an intimate performance this May. The duo will take part in a musical conversation tailored to suit the ambience of the Walsh street house, relying heavily on piano, field recordings and..

Curator Tour | An Australian House

Wed June 12th @ 10:00 am- 11:00 am
Join Monash Gallery of Art Senior Curator, Pippa Milne for a tour of the exhibition Robin Boyd: A Portrait of an Australian house. This exhibition celebrates the architecture of Robin Boyd through the medium of photography. Contemporary..

Boyd Meets Girl | Saturday Evening

Sat June 29th @ 18:30 pm- 20:00 pm
The grandson of Robin Boyd Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf will perform at Walsh Street, the iconic, modernist home built by his grandfather. The duo performs an eclectic and engaging range of..

Boyd Meets Girl | Sunday Afternoon

Sun June 30th @ 14:00 pm- 15:00 pm
The grandson of Robin Boyd Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf will perform at Walsh Street, the iconic, modernist home built by his grandfather. The duo performs an eclectic and engaging range of..

Design Talk – Ian Wong 1OO Objects – Australia

Wed October 9th
Robin Boyd’s seminal Walsh Street house provides a fitting stage to elevate and celebrate the work of some of Australia’s most important design practitioners. The whole house will be activated in this ‘design within a design’..