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Robin Boyd & Japan through our Archive

Sat March 9th @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEDT

$20.00 – $30.00

The Robin Boyd Foundation Research & Collections team has curated a new online exhibition, Robin Boyd & Japan, exploring Boyd’s connection to Japan and its architectural culture.

The online exhibition brings to light stories and connections between objects selected from the Walsh Street Archive, enriched by original research into the links Boyd forged between the two countries. Focusing on domestic objects, slides, letters, written work and Japanese influence in Boyd’s architectural design, the exhibition dives deep into a little-explored aspect of the architect’s life and work.

Join Research and Collections volunteer Jonathan Russell, who will highlight key items from the Archive and discuss the connected stories they tell about Robin Boyd & Japan.

Jonathan Russell is an architect, writer and editor from Melbourne working at architecture firm Rothelowman and as a sessional tutor at the Melbourne School of Design. Jonathan is a founding editor of architecture journal Inflection and a volunteer with the Robin Boyd Foundation’s Research & Collections and Digital teams.

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.

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: Internal spread, A Guide to Japanese Architecture (1971) gifted to Patricia Boyd by Kiyonori Kikutake in 1972. Walsh Street Archive. Photo: Mainroad Marketing.


Sat March 9th
11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEDT
$20.00 – $30.00


Walsh Street House
290 Walsh Street
South Yarra, Vic 3141 Australia
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