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FRESH EYES: Reimagining Walsh Street – Exhibition
Thu March 25th @ 12:00 pm - Thu April 1st @ 5:00 pm
FRESH EYES: Reimagining Robin Boyd’s Walsh Street
The Robin Boyd Foundation has asked some of Australia’s leading architectural photographers to look at this iconic home with FRESH EYES.
Venue: Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive, Royal Botanic Gardens (opposite the Herbarium)
Dates: Thursday 25 March – Thursday 1 April
Times: Open daily from 12 noon* to 5pm (*except Saturday 27 March – see below)
Entry: FREE, Covid app registration upon entry is required.
*A special series of talks by leading architects titled Landscaping the Domestic wll be held on Saturday 27 March 12noon – register here
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Robin Boyd was an Australian architect, writer, teacher and social commentator and a leader in Melbourne’s Modern Architecture movement. He was a visionary in urban design and outspoken on the ‘Australian Identity’.
Boyd House II or ‘Walsh Street’, the house Robin Boyd designed for his own family in 1957, is his most well-known work and a stone’s throw from Melbourne Botanic Gardens.
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.
Over the past two years we’ve invited 18 leading architectural photographers to Walsh Street with an open creative brief. The result showcases their talents and offers new and diverse perspectives on this iconic piece of Australian heritage.
Presented as a part of Melbourne Design Week, and in conjunction with Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Curated by Kennedy Nolan and Sophie Gannon Gallery.