Living in Iconic Houses

Iconic Australian Houses talks series

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What does it feel like to live in an iconic house? Does ‘growing up in architecture’ influence your perceptions of love, life and beauty?

In this illustrated panel discussion we hear from Neil Buhrich who grew up in numerous iconic homes, Karen McCartney, guest curator of the Iconic Australian Houses exhibition, who is raising her family in Bruce Rickard’s Marshall House, and Dr Bill Lyons, the commissioning client and current owner of Robin Boyd’s Lyons House, Sydney. Led by ABC RN’s By design host Fenella Kernebone, the panel will share their personal stories about living in iconic homes – the joys, challenges, expectations and responsibilities. Your ticket includes entry to the Iconic Australian Houses exhibition and refreshments before the talk.

2.30pm – 3pm Refreshments, exhibition viewing and book signing

3pm - 3.45pm In conversation talk

3.45pm - 4pm Audience Q&A

4pm - 4.30pm Book signing, exhibition viewing



General $35
Concession/Member $30


For all 4 talks:
General $120
Concession/Member $100
Series tickets are no longer available

When & Where

Sunday 29 June 2014 2.30PM–4.30PM

Museum of Sydney

Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000
Museum: 02 9251 5988

Iconic Australian Houses

Exterior of Buhrich house showing distinctive curved roof
Buhrich House II, architect Hugh Buhrich. Photo © Michael Wee

Kicking off a new season of exciting exhibitions and events on April 12 will be Iconic Australian Houses, at the Museum of Sydney, exploring 29 iconic architect-designed 20th century houses from the 1950s to the 1990s, and presented in partnership with the Architecture Foundation of Australia.