On the day, enjoy short talks from curators in the grounds of Rose Seidler House, experience internationally acclaimed artist, James Gulliver Hancock illustrating the house and surrounds or relax with a coffee admiring one of the finest examples of mid-20th century modern domestic architecture in Australia. Please note, there is limited access to the house interior as our engaging talks will be held here throughout the day.
Hear expert talks within Rose Seidler House from guest curators and commentators exploring art, architecture, design and heritage.
Or extend the experience of the day with curated house tours to some of the wonderful modernist homes of the area.
Please note general entry to the Mad About Modernism day is included in all tour and talk ticket prices and allows attendees to enjoy the grounds and experience illustrator James Gulliver Hancock at work. However, Rose Seidler House interior access will be limited around the talks schedule.
Australian Modernist Architecture
10.30am - 11.30am
Professor Philip Goad is internationally known for his research and is an authority on modern Australian architecture. He has worked extensively as an architect, conservation consultant, and curator. Join him for a discussion on Australian modernist architecture.
Why People Hate Modernism: Tim Ross and Tone Wheeler
12pm - 1pm
Guest commentator Tim Ross presents a panel with Tone Wheeler exploring why people don’t like modernism.
Conserving Modernist Properties
1.30pm – 2.30pm
Hear from Brian Seidler and Ian Innes (Director of Heritage and Collections, SLM) about conserving modernist properties. Brian Seidler grew up in the Marcus Seidler House (now known as the Donna and Brian Seidler House). Donna and Brian commissioned Seidler and Associates to undertake a restoration and renovation of this house in 2005. Donna and Brian recently purchased the Julian Rose House and are currently undertaking a lengthy restoration and refurbishment of this house.
‘From the inside and out - furniture creates the room and the room the facade'
3pm - 4pm
This talk explores the notion of how furniture pieces interact with space, how they can inform not only the interior but the exterior as well. Three highly respected figures from the design industry will explore these notions, how they relate to modernism and what we can learn from a deep consideration of the dynamic of objects within a space.
The panel includes interior designer Don Cameron, who as an ex-video director sees interiors as a visual journey, Kirstin Stanisich of SJB, winner of the Coco Republic /Belle Designer of the Year Award and David Clark - ex editor of Vogue Living, curator of ‘Home’ for the National Trust and design editor.
'From the inside and out - furniture creates the room and the room the façade' said Danish designer Finn Juhl.
Each talk: (Includes General Entry)
Brian Seidler Walking Tour and Talk: (Includes General Entry, Tour and Talk)
Individual tickets are also available for the talk only
Each tour: (Includes General Entry)