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Modernist Adelaide: South Australia’s hip + happening architecture of the 1950s-70s

Australia’s southern capital of Adelaide was fertile ground for architectural experimentation in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, when a new breed of forward-thinking architects redefined the city by embracing the aesthetic, technological and environmental aspirations of modernist architecture.

Join Stuart Symons, Founder of Modernist Adelaide and South Australian Emerging Historian of the Year, to discover the mid-century jet age of Mad Men era Adelaide – accompanied by South Australian wines and beer.

From Australia’s first curtain-wall high-rise of the 50s to the international style of the 60s and the brutalism of the 70s, this engaging talk through time will appeal to anyone with a love of mid-century architecture and design.

Presented by Modernist Adelaide and the Office of the Agent General, Government of South Australia.

26 June 2019

17:30 -19:15

Admission: FREE


Organiser Info


The Australia Centre,

Strand, London WC2B 4LG

Corner of the Strand and Melbourne Place