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Twilight Tour at Walsh Street
A MF Cultural Life Series event
November 3, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$75.00 – $80.00
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 in urban design, and outspoken on the ‘Australian Identity’.
Join us for a private tour of ‘Walsh Street’ with your 60s inspired curated signature cocktail (or two), or mocktail for those inclined, for this unique, sunset experience. Designed to complement a modern lifestyle, with its floating salon and private central courtyard, Walsh Street lent itself to sophisticated entertainment.
The house Boyd designed for his own family in 1957, and 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.
To add to this incredible tour, we will be experiencing the final days of the multi-disciplined Bauhaus. Bauhaus’ influence on Australian design as its diaspora shaped modernism worldwide. In the early 1950s, Boyd and Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius connected, met and continued to develop their friendship through a lively discourse. Intertwined are the stories of Bauhaus luminaries as manifested through a display of iconic furniture, licensed and endorsed by the Berlin Bauhaus Archives, the TECTA collection.
It has been a long time since we last visited Boyd House, and our private tour is limited to only 25 people, so we urge you to be quick to enjoy this evening with other members and their personal guests.
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