Events and Tours

Sunset Cocktails at Walsh Street

Fri October 7th @ 18:00 pm- 19:30 pm
Open the door to Robin Boyd’s iconic Walsh Street residence after-hours on a spring Sunset Cocktail Tour.

Evenings with DADo: Harry Seidler: Modernist - SOL

Wed October 19th @ 18:30 pm- 21:30 pm
SOLD OUT!   ‘Harry Seidler: Modernist’ is a portrait and retrospective of Harry Seidler, a young Austrian Jewish refugee who arrived in Sydney in 1948 following the war and quickly became one of Australia’s most prominent, successful..

Sunset Cocktails at Walsh Street

Fri October 21st @ 18:30 pm- 20:00 pm
Open the door to Robin Boyd’s iconic Walsh Street residence after-hours on a spring Sunset Cocktail Tour.

Sunset Cocktails at Walsh Street

Thu October 27th @ 18:30 pm- 20:00 pm
Open the door to Robin Boyd’s iconic Walsh Street residence after-hours on a spring Sunset Cocktail Tour.

Walsh Street House Tour

Sat October 29th @ 11:00 am- 12:30 pm
Robin Boyd is arguably the most influential architect there has been in Australia. Boyd was a renowned Victorian architect, author, critic, and public educator in the 50s and 60s, a leader in Melbourne’s Modern Architecture movement, a visionary..

Walsh Street House Tour

Sat October 29th @ 13:30 pm- 15:00 pm
Robin Boyd is arguably the most influential architect there has been in Australia. Boyd was a renowned Victorian architect, author, critic, and public educator in the 50s and 60s, a leader in Melbourne’s Modern Architecture movement, a visionary..

Sunset Cocktails at Walsh Street

Fri November 4th @ 18:30 pm- 20:00 pm
Open the door to Robin Boyd’s iconic Walsh Street residence after-hours on a spring Sunset Cocktail Tour.

Walsh Street House Tour

Sat November 26th @ 11:00 am- 12:30 pm
Robin Boyd is arguably the most influential architect there has been in Australia. Boyd was a renowned Victorian architect, author, critic, and public educator in the 50s and 60s, a leader in Melbourne’s Modern Architecture movement, a visionary..

Our Programming Activities

Open Day Program

The Robin Boyd Foundation holds Open Day events  in privately owned homes and buildings. These Open Days provide a unique opportunity for people to view and experience the design qualities of  buildings designed by Robin Boyd together with the work of Boyd’s colleagues and contemporaries, as well as architects whose work Boyd admired.

Open Days also include work of recent and currently practicing architects whose work continues to be recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects, and carry the ongoing legacy of Boyd’s ideas on the benefits of good design.

See an example of past Open Day.

Design Studios

Each year, in association with Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, and the City of Melbourne, we host a number of residential Design Studios at Walsh Street.

The design studios explore the public role of design professionals.

They provide an opportunity for architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and planning students to be better equipped theoretically and practically and to develop critical thinking around design in an urban context and the role of good design for the community.

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Speaker Series

Public lectures and speaker talks are often held at Walsh Street.  These events focus on a topical theme within design or architecture are are often planned during major Melbourne events like the National Trust Heritage Festival and Melbourne Design Week.

The Foundation also provides a platform for its Boyd Circle members to discuss their projects and initiatives, as well as for architects and designers in Australia and internationally to talk about their work.

The Foundation is open to new architecture and design conversations at Walsh Street, so please contact us at information@robinboyd.org.au. See an example of a past talk

Musical Performances

Music was an important part of the lives of Robin and Patricia Boyd, and played an important role at Walsh Street as  Boyd family  and friends were regular attendees at concerts and musical performances at the house.

The Foundation continues this tradition by hosting small, musical performances.

In previous years we have invited various artists to perform at Walsh Street for an intimate audience, including Robin Boyd’s grandson Rupert Boyd, a New York based classical guitarist, and his partner, American cellist Laura Metcalf.

Dado Film Society

A society dedicated to the screening of documentaries and films on architecture, design and urbanism.

Enjoy screenings of the best in documentaries + films on architecture, design + urbanism at ‘Walsh Street’, the house designed by Robin Boyd for his family in 1957. DADo screens feature-length films as well as shorts + animations, some will be imported into Australia exclusively for our subscription only screenings, others will be classic favourites. Guest speakers will offer their own unique perspectives on the film subjects to kick off the conversation.

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School Holiday Workshops

The Foundation aims to build on 10 years of expertise and programming successes to expand our reach to the next generation.

Our holiday workshops will provide an opportunity for students to explore Walsh Street, investigate the Small Homes Service and then think, speak, draw and analyse todays homes. Teaching how to observe, understand and question the decisions we make. Instead of asking how big is your home? the question will become how smart are our homes?

We are currently seeking funding to enable us to facilitate this program.