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Sydney Living Museum features Iconic Australian Houses


All images courtesy of the Museum of Sydney

Sydney Living Museum has launched an innovative Home & Architecture program with the opening of a new exhibition by Karen McCartney – Iconic Australian Houses. The 12-month program aims to celebrate the architectural heritage of the city through design and architecture exhibitions, tours, talks, workshops and other public events.

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The latest exhibition opened at the Museum of Sydney on 12 April and will remain on until 17 August 2014. It tracks the beginning of a distinctive Australian approach to home design through an extensive exploration of 30 significant Australian homes built in the past 60 years.

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It features homes designed by some of the most famous architects, including Glenn Murcutt, Hugh Buhrich, Kai Chen and Bruce Rickard. It also features one of the award-winning Australian houses showcased in Karen McCartney’s upcoming book, Superhouse: Architecture and interiors beyond the everyday.

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There will be a series of ‘Talks & Tours’ organised in conjugation with the exhibition, which will provide further information related to the subject.

The four-part Talk series will give the audience an opportunity to hear from some of the leading Australian architects, designers and academics, in addition to the current owners of the homes featured in the exhibition. On the other hand, the guided tours will provide a rare opportunity to view the selected homes in person.

An image from the exhibition launch event

An image from the exhibition launch event


The exhibition has been organised in partnership with the Architecture Foundation Australia.



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