Robin Boyd & Japan

Robin Boyd & Japan is a curated network of objects, documents, stories and historical context which tells the story of Boyd’s connection to Japan. Created by the Robin Boyd Foundation’s Research and Collections team to highlight items in the Walsh Street Archive, it is designed to be explored through four categories: In Pictures, In Letters, At Work and At Home. ⁠

3D Tours

This Robin Boyd Foundation’s 3D Tours offer unique access into significant buildings, with information and interviews embedded for you to explore. This program is generously supported by the Alastair Swayn Foundation.

Walsh Street 3D Tour

Boyd House II / Walsh Street was designed by Robin Boyd for his family in 1957 and is his best known work. It is an exemplar of modernist Australian architecture.

Tower Hill 3D Tour

Explore the rich and complex history of Tower Hill on our 3D tour. Learn about this significant heritage site on Eastern Maar Country, where Robin Boyd’s Tower Hill Visitor Centre

Manning Clark House 3D Tour

The Manning Clark House is the former home of historian Professor Manning Clark and linguist and educator Dymphna Clark. Located at 11 Tasmania Circle, Canberra, the house was designed by

Greg Burgess Studio 3D Tour

The tour includes Burgess Architects’ open studio, Greg’s personal workspace and other working and storage spaces. The space, a former bronze foundry in industrial Richmond, was home to Gregory Burgess

100 Objects: Australian Design Exhibition 3D Tour

100 Objects: Australian Design in the Home is an exhibition that was presented at Walsh Street in October 2019. The exhibition was developed in collaboration with Monash University lecturer, curator, and

Design Matters

The Design Matters talk series explores historic and contemporary ideas in architecture and design.

Affordable Housing Matters Forum

Attended by architects, developers, students, investors, housing providers and interested community members, the Affordable Housing Matters Forum took place on Friday 6 October 2023 at Kensington Town Hall. As inaugural

Design Matters: Frances Burke

Presenters A design historian specialising in Australian design, Dr Nanette Carter is an adjunct scholar at the School of Design and Architecture, Swinburne University. Nanette and Robyn Oswald-Jacobs shared the Redmond Barry

Design Matters: Iwan Iwanoff

Design Matters: Iwan Iwanoff, Modernist Architect Iwan Iwanoff (1919 - 1986) was a Bulgarian architect based in Perth whose distinct voice embraced both brutalist and ornamental design. Recognition of his

Design Matters: Small Footprint Housing

Continuing the conversation on Affordable Housing, Design Matters talk: Small Footprint Housing was facilitated by Madeline Sewall with panelists Dan Honey, Colin Chee and Mike Day. The discussion centered around

Knowing Through Doing: Teaching Design Thinking Panel Discussion

Knowing Through Doing: Teaching Design Thinking Panel Discussion Design thinking shapes responsive, problem-solving, entrepreneurial thinkers and doers who can rise to the challenges and opportunities of complex issues; it’s an

NMBW: Observation Matters

NMBW: Observation Matters RESCHEDULED & REBOOTED: Robin Boyd Annual Keynote Lecture Melbourne Design Week 2020, live streamed on Wednesday 16 December 2020. Introduction including audio of Robin Boyd from a lecture

Digital on Demand

Access to these talks, forums and symposiums can be purchased via our online store.

Protected: On Demand – S1,2,3

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password:

Protected: On Demand S1

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password:

Protected: On Demand S2

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password:

Protected: On Demand S3

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password:

I-CONIC Australian Design

I-CONIC Australian Design has been recognised in the 2021 Good Design Awards for design research. This research pays homage to Robin Boyd’s legacy and his commitment to the promotion of Australian Design by bringing together iconic, delightful and sometimes surprising nuggets of Australia’s incredible design history.

I-CONIC: Celina Clarke

I-CONIC Australian Design: Celina Clarke As Director and senior Industrial Designer of ISM Objects, Celina Clarke has established a career as a leader in lighting design while contributing to the

I-CONIC: Mary Featherston

I-CONIC Australian Design: Mary Featherston AM A designer specialising in research and design of school learning environments, Mary helped to establish Community Child Care in 1973, Melbourne Children’s Museum in 1985

I-CONIC: Phillip Slattery

I-CONIC Australian Design: Phillip Slattery Phillip Slattery is a Director of Studio 2 & Associates Pty Ltd, a product design consultancy specialising in the development of innovative solutions incorporating smart

I-CONIC: Phillip Zmood

I-CONIC Australian Design: Phillip Zmood Graduating from RMIT industrial design, Phillip started working at GM Holden in Melbourne in 1965 as a staff designer. He was promoted to assistant chief

I-CONIC: Su san Cohn

I-CONIC Australian Design: Su san Cohn An artist and designer of jewellery and metalwork, she creates her work through Workshop 3000, the studio she founded in 1980. Cohn brings a


Enter your email address to receive our regular eNews updates