Iconic Australian Houses: An Exhibition by Karen McCartney
Sydney Living Museums Travelling exhibition
12 May – 9 July 2017
Iconic Australian Houses: an exhibition by Karen McCartney explores 29 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60 years. The exhibition begins in the 1950s with the works of a new breed of Australian architects, and culminates in key works from some of Australia’s contemporary masters.
This important exhibition looks beyond the physical structures to shine a light on the stories of the architects and clients. The houses featured are brought to life through vivid photography, rich illustrations, 3D models and filmed interviews with the architects who designed the homes and the people who commissioned and live in them. Names like Harry Seidler, Neville Gruzman, Richard Leplastrier, Glenn Murcutt, Hugh Buhrich, Peter McIntyre, Roy Grounds and many more, have all helped define Australia’s architectural identity and aesthetic and this exhibition presents some of their most defining works.
Iconic Australian Houses is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums. The exhibition is supported by exhibition partner Architecture Foundation Australia, principal sponsor Stormtech and sponsors the NSW Architecture Registration Board and the University of Newcastle. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Image: The Hildebrand House, Robinson Chen architects. Photograph © Michael Wee