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Docomomo Australia News April 2019




Book Launch: Architecture and the Modern Hospital / April 11

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from some of Australia’s foremost architectural experts and historians: Professor Julie Willis, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne Professor Philip Goad, ABP Chair of Architecture and the 2019/20 Harvard Chair in Australian Studies, The University of Melbourne Dr. Cameron Logan, … read more…





GALA DINNER: Canberra Modern’s Modernist Dinner at University House / 13 April


Saturday 13 April 2019 – 6.00pm Step back in time at Canberra Modern’s Modernist Dinner at University House (1954). Eat, drink and dance in your best vintage outfit with a mid-century inspired menu. Join guest MC – Ms Modernism, Annalisa Cappuro and artist Trevor Dickinson, locally known for taking our humble bus stops to icon … read more…






Canberra Modern’s Events: 13/14 April

BUS TOUR: Iconic Bus Shelters of Canberra with Trevor Dickinson Saturday 13 April – 10am – 12pm.  Join artist Trevor Dickinson on a bus tour of Canberra’s iconic bus shelters – be prepared for some pop-up activities at some stops and some special guests along the way. BOOK NOW TALK/EXHIBITION: Australian Odyssey: Marion Hall … read more…







Canberra’s Modern: top 20 Mid (& Late) Century Buildings

Why Canberra Modern? Canberra is a young city with a rich architectural legacy. With major boom periods in the 1920s and again from the 1950s-1980s – the architectural aesthetic of the city is eclectic, but deliberately cohesive. The mid-late twentieth century period of development in Canberra, specifically during the National Capital Development Commission’s (NCDC) oversight … read more…






BE—150 Dean’s Lecture – Beatriz Colomina: X-Ray Architecture / April 30


  Join us at the Melbourne School of Design for the first BE—150 Dean’s lecture, where Beatriz Colomina explores the impact of medical discourse and imaging technologies on the formation, representation and reception of twentieth-century architecture. She challenges the normal understanding of modern architecture by proposing that it was shaped by the dominant medical obsession … read more…





Architecture Museum: Chris A. Smith: Moving with the Times by Alison McDougall

David O’Loughlin, Convenor: Art Deco and Modernism Society (SA Chapter), launched the Architecture Museum’s 9th publication in the Architecture Museum Monograph Series on Thursday 30th August, at the City of Holdfast Bay Council Chambers. Titled Chris A. Smith: Moving with the Times and written by Alison McDougall, the monograph was produced as a collaboration between … read more…



Exhibition: John Gollings Spirit of Place

Exhibition: John Gollings Spirit of Place Date: 23 March / 21 July 2019 Location: Heide II Curator/s: Kendrah Morgan An ancient rock shelter in remote Arnhem Land decorated with complex x-ray figures and naturalistic animals is one of a number of extraordinary Indigenous sites featured in this exhibition of work by acclaimed Melbourne photographer John … read more…




Int. Exhibition: A room of one´s own: Feminist questions about architecture


Exhibition: A room of one´s own: Feminist questions about architecture 25th January – 19th May 2019, Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn, Estonia The Museum of Estonian Architecture, in Tallinn, is presenting the exhibition “A room of one´s own: Feminist questions about architecture”. A room and money of her own – these are two prerequisites for … read more…





Int. building at Risk: Miyakonojo Civic Hall, Japan, 1966


Under Threat: Miyakonojo Civic Hall by Kiyonori Kikutake, Miyakonojo, Japan, 1966 Docomomo International has been alerted to the current threat the former Miyakonojo Civic Hall, in Miyakonojo, faces. Designed by Japanese architect Kiyonori Kikutake and built in 1966, the Miyakonojo Civic Hall is a particular representation of the Metabolism Movement and its principals, envisioning structures … read more…


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