$20 – $280

Aspects of Modernism in Canberra – Long Weekend guided heritage walks

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Join us over the October Long Weekend as we delve into Canberra's wealth of fine and innovative Modernist architecture.

We are exploring the work of architects including Robin Boyd, Roy Grounds, Frederick Romberg, John Andrews, Ken Woolley and Enrico Taglietti.

Canberra provides a unique opportunity to explore individual residences, group housing and institutional buildings.

We will also be viewing some of Harry Seidler’s most important works, plus one of Australia’s finest Brutalist style buildings. In addition, we will be seeing important buildings on the campus of the Australian National University.

You can join us just for one walk – or all the walks – it's up to you. Walks will be led by ANU Heritage Officer Amy Jarvis and Heritage Architect Roy Lumby.

Program outline:
Saturday afternoon will be ANU campus (with some interiors) and Roy Grounds' Shine Dome (exterior).
Sunday will be significant architecture near Kurrajong Hotel in the morning, then a Grounds and Boyd house tour, which will finish in the afternoon.
Monday morning we will visit John Andrews' Woden TAFE then finish at the Arboretum.

NB Some details of program are still being finalised, and updates will be posted here and in email communications.

Individual walk tickets are available from $20 for members or $25 for non-members (click on the green Eventbrite 'Tickets' button for details)

SPECIAL PACKAGE DEAL INCLUDING LUNCH AND TWO DINNERS:
This package fee represents very good value and includes:

All guided walks and visits on Saturday afternoon, all day Sunday, and Monday morning
Dinners (on both Saturday and Sunday nights)
Lunch on Sunday
• Souvenir booklet
• Bottled water on walks
Fee excludes accommodation, breakfast and alcohol.

Society Members $230
Non-members $280

This weekend has been co-ordinated with Canberra Modern.

Main photo: Housing development at the intersection of Blamey Crescent and Edmondson Street in Campbell, completed in 1968. Architect, Harry Seidler. [State Library Victoria - Peter Wille photograph]

Below – Manning Clark House at 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest, designed by architect Robin Boyd. [National Library of Australia – Loui Seselja photograph, 2001.]


Apostolic Nunciature at 2 Vancouver Street, Red Hill, by architect Enrico Taglietti. [National Archives of Australia]


House with a butterfly roof, at 21 Gawler Crescent.


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, designed by architect Ken Woolley









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