Iconic Australian Houses, curated by Karen McCartney and presented in partnership with Architecture Foundation Australia is a behind-the-scenes exploration of 30 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60 years.

The exhibition explores the design and building of these houses, as well as the experiences of those who live in them, and illustrates the emergence of a distinctively Australian approach to home design. Vivid photography, rich illustrations, 3D models and filmed interviews look beyond the physical structures to tell the story of how good design can enrich lifestyle.

The exhibition includes a sneak peek at one of the award-winning Australian houses featured in Karen McCartney’s forthcoming book, Superhouse: architecture & interiors beyond the everyday, which looks at stand-out contemporary architecture from across the world.

 

Tour Schedule

Glasshouse Gallery – Friday 5 December 2014 – Sunday 15 February 2015

State Library Queensland – Sunday 1 March 2015 – Sunday 26 April 2015

JamFactory – Friday 8 May 2015 – Saturday 4 July 2015

Western Plains Cultural Centre – Saturday 8 August 2015 – Sunday 1 November 2015

RMIT Gallery – Saturday 14 November 2015 – Saturday 13 February 2016

Newcastle Museum – Monday 7 March 2016 – Sunday 5 June 2016

Museum Of The Riverina – Thursday 1 September 2016 – Sunday 13 November 2016

National Archives Of Australia – Saturday 26 November 2016 – Sunday 30 April 2017

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery – Saturday 13 May 2017 – Sunday 30 July 2017

 

Please note that tour dates/locations are subject to change so check the website for updates. 

Image: The Buhrich House II, architect Hugh Buhrich. Photo © Michael Wee via Sydney Living Museums