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Docomomo Australia News March 2019


Talk / National Study on Indigenous Places


NATIONAL STUDY ON INDIGENOUS PLACES Presentation by Prof Hilary du Cros EG Whitlam Visiting Research Fellow at the Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University The Whitlam Government (1972-1975) was deeply concerned about Indigenous Affairs and Cultural Heritage. The crucial issue investigated was whether the dismantling of Whitlam initiatives, active up until 2004 – the Australian … read more…





Robin Boyd Walsh Street Tours – February and March


photo by Darren Bradley

Walsh Street Tours Experience Walsh Street ‘Walsh Street’, the house Boyd designed for his own family in 1957, is his most well-known work. 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 … read more…






Film / Relicts of the Future – Melbourne Design Week


Relics of the Future Presented by Melbourne Design Week and Richard Sowada Relics of the Future is a documentary featuring internationally renowned photographer Toni Hafkenscheid, as he explores hidden stories behind iconic architectural structures once considered “Visions of the Future” from the 1960’s. This film is a fascinating and light-hearted look at the way we … read more…



Sydney Archer’s 2 Maytone Avenue, Killara on sale


Designed and lived in by architect Sydney Ancher, in 1948, number 2 Maytone Avenue, Killara, is for sale by  Savills Residential Sales. The property is one of three that form an enclave of modern case-study houses, which demonstrate how modern International Style architecture was adapted in Australia using the capacities of local post-war construction. Auction Saturday … read more…



At Risk / France: Sign the Petition: Maison du Peuple of Clichy by Jean Prouvé, Eugène Beaudouin, Marcel Lods and Vladimir Bodiansky, Clichy, France, 1935-1939

Last year docomomo International has raised awareness about the endangered status of Maison de Peuple in Clichy, France, which is threatened by the planned construction of a 96 meter tower in the back of the building. The Association Quartier Maison du Peuple has started a petition addressed to the French Minister of Culture, Mr. Franck Riester, opposing the project … read more…



Publication: bauhaus journal 1926–1931 facsimile edition

Publication: bauhaus journal 1926–1931 facsimile edition Edited by Lars Müller in collaboration with Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin To mark the centennial of the Bauhaus, Lars Müller Publishers issues reprints of some of the more outstanding publications in the Bauhaus program, in cooperation with the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin. One hundred years after the founding of Bauhaus, … read more…

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