Upcoming open for inspections
Other upcoming events
Sunday 15 May 2011
The Robin Boyd Foundation Open Day (the first of four scheduled for this year) provides the opportunity to see five houses designed by Boyd for local artists all in close proximity in Warrandyte. Boyd’s parents Penleigh and Edith were both painters and the tour also features 'The Robins' the house designed and built by Penleigh Boyd where Robin lived until 1922. The tour can be undertaken at leisure any time between 10am and 4pm, but if you want to go you are advised to book right away as numbers are limited and tickets are likely to sell out very quickly—see attached brochure for details.
Highly energetic and well-organised SPMers could fit in another interesting activity that runs between 10am and 12noon on the same day.
The Yarra Riverkeepers Association is running a walk-talk about the history of Studley Park providing interesting facts about 'old bridges, past floods, historic boat houses, lunatic asylums, geological features, pumping stations, mental asylums' and about 'the native plants and animals, the current work to rebuild Dights Falls.' The talk starts at Kane’s Bridge at 10am and should finish around 12 noon. * Once again bookings are required—see phone number or e-mail in the attached. The YRKA is a community group established to raise awareness about and help protect the Yarra River—see http://www.yarrariver.org.au/home.html
Also of interest
Open Garden Scheme, often includes native gardens designed by post-war landscape designers
16 February to 26 April 2011 (extended from 3rd April)
Exhibition on the work of Chancellor and Patrick running at the Mornington Peninsula Gallery see http://mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au/exhibitions/future.html
18 March to 19th June, 2011 fashion modelling in the 1950s and 1960s Como House and Garden, South Yarra... see also the peaceful Ellis Stones garden by the pond
Upcoming TV and radio programs
Recently published books
Hannah Lewi and David Nichols (eds), Community: Building Modern Australia University of NSW Press, Sydney