Seidler Screenings: Modernist Film Nights

The Seidler Screening-Modernist Film Night event is proceeding this evening. Please prepare for possible rain. Bring a raincoat & rug for your comfort, but please no umbrellas during film screening.

Seidler Screenings is a new series of pop-up Modernist film events presented by Sydney Living Museums at Rose Seidler House. 

As dusk falls, the star in Australia’s Modernist architectural crown - Rose Seidler House - will come alight, serving as the dramatic backdrop for the night’s heady mix of Modernist film and architecture, music and storytelling.

The evening will provide the rare opportunity for visitors to sidle up to an original Seidler building. Designed by Harry Seidler, it is one of the country’s finest examples of mid 20th-century modern domestic architecture. It will serve as the rich cultural setting for the program, providing audience access to his ground-breaking practice, which sought to provide affordable and accessible housing, exploration and honesty of materials and technologies, alongside user-centred and site-responsive design, while encouraging community-building. One of the world’s leading exponents of Modernism’s methodology and the country’s first architect to successfully express the principles of the Bauhaus, he was instrumental in broadening the national design discourse, providing an integrated dialogue between creative, interdisciplinary practice, access and inclusivity - all of which has been manifested in the house itself.

Over the evening visitors can explore the house and its interiors with expert guides and, as the sun goes down, experience a journey through the sights and sounds of 1950s Modernist ideas presented by Jaimie Leonarder aka Jay Katz from the Mu Meson Archives.

The event will culminate in the Sydney premier of Columbus, a mesmerising, new feature film about Modernist Architecture, love and house museums by Korean-American film-maker Kogonada. Attendees will enjoy a special outdoor screening and are encouraged to bring their own picnic rug and cushions on the night.


Enjoy locally sourced organic produce. Dine on an extensive menu of sweet and savoury crepes by the FigJam Creperie or bring your own picnic to enjoy. 

Included in Sydney Design Festival 2019 


6pm8pm: Rose Seidler House open for self-guided tours 

6pm6.30pm: DJ Jay Katz

6.30pm7.30pm: Sights and Sounds of Modernism presented by Jaimie Leonarder (Mu Meson Archives)

7.30pm7.45pm: DJ Jay Katz

7.45pm8pm: Introduction by Joni Taylor (Coordinator, Architecture and Design programs, Sydney Living Museums)

8pm–9.45pm: Screening of Columbus

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Ages 18+

Tickets include free museum entry


Adult $50

Concession $45

Member $40

We are delighted to offer international members of docomomo concession admission prices.

Please note that local buses do not run at night and alternative transport should be arranged for evening events. 

When & Where

Saturday 9 March 2019 6PM–10PM

Rose Seidler House

71 Clissold Road, Wahroonga, NSW 2076
+612 9989 8020

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