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Philip Goad: Japan through Boyd’s camera lens

Sun February 18th @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT

$20.00 – $30.00

From his first trip to Japan in 1961 to research his book on Kenzo Tange to his subsequent journeys as exhibit curator for the Australian Pavilion at Expo ‘70 Osaka – Boyd was a prolific and keen-sighted documenter of all things Japanese. Professor Philip Goad will explore scenes that caught Boyd’s eye, including his fascination with the unconventional architecture of many national pavilions. 

Philip is Chair of Architecture, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and co-Director of the Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) at the University of Melbourne. He is internationally known for his research, as an authority on modern Australian architecture, and as an expert on the life and work of Robin Boyd. He is a Robin Boyd Foundation Board Director. Philip is a past editor of Fabrications, the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, and with Professor Julie Willis, co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture.

This talk is part of the When Robin Boyd Went to Japan exhibition public program taking place at Walsh Street from 18 February – 10 March 2024 – Find out more.  

Exhibition admission is included in your ticket.

This event is supported by the University of Melbourne.

Curated by Marika Neustupny and Nigel Bertram, When Robin Boyd Went to Japan is a collaboration between the Robin Boyd Foundation, NMBW Architecture Studio and CIBI.

Thank you to our program partners NMBW Architecture Studio, CIBI, MPavilion, MADA, Monash University, Australian Tapestry Workshop, RMIT Design Archives, State Library of Victoria, Mainroad Marketing, Konpira Maru Wines, Four Pillars Gin and Molly Rose Brewing.

Before your visit, please note:
– Attendees must be 16 years and over.
– No external food or drink is permitted.
– Large bags and backpacks will need to be checked in at entry.
– Stiletto or pointed heels are not permitted due to our cork flooring.
– Tickets are refundable up to 72 hours prior to the event.
– Tickets may be exchanged as long as the purchaser advises us of the new attendee’s name via email

We offer discounted tickets to RBF Friends and Boyd Circle members – support the Foundation and join today.

Image: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum 1951-3, Hiroshima, Japan (Architect- Kenzo Tange.). Slide taken by Robin Boyd, 1961. Walsh Street Archive. © Estate of Robin Boyd. 


Sun February 18th
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT
$20.00 – $30.00
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Walsh Street House
290 Walsh Street
South Yarra, Vic 3141 Australia
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