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An evening in the Jacobi house

State Library of Queensland

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (AEST)

An evening in the Jacobi house

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In 1957, the renowned architecture duo Hayes & Scott designed what is today known as one of Brisbane’s most iconic mid-century houses: the Jacobi house. Elevated on stumps with spacious verandas on three sides, this small house, measuring no more than nine by nine metres square, presented an eloquent modern reinterpretation of the traditional Queensland house.

Set within the re-created Jacobi house building in SLQ Gallery, this special event brings together the different generations of people who resided in this modernist masterpiece. Involving the original visionary builders, Joan Jacobi and her son Jason, previous owner Malcolm Elliott and present-day owners Amanda Baxter and Ken Peterson, this event offers an intimate insight into the stories behind the Jacobi house.


Date - Wednesday, 20 August 2014 (gallery tour with guest architect Rex Addison at 6pm) 

Time - 6:30pm - 7:30pm 

Venue - slq Gallery, Level 2, State Library of Queensland

If you are unable to attend this event please advise us via email learningparticipation@slq.qld.gov.au or phone 07 3840 7768 as soon as possible so we can offer your place to someone else. SLQ films, records and photographs events for use in marketing and communications. If you do not wish to be filmed, recorded or photographed please advise SLQ staff upon your arrival.

Image by Janina Gosseye.

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When & Where

slq Gallery, Level 2
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place
South Brisbane , QLD 4101

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (AEST)

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