Of all the homes in Melbourne designed by iconic modernist architect Robin Boyd, Walsh Street house in South Yarra is arguably the most memorable. After all, it was the house that he designed, built and lived in with his family!
As part of their involvement with the Boyd Circle Founding Group, Rachel Nolan and Patrick Kennedy, founding directors of Melbourne architecture firm Kennedy Nolan, asked a number of local architecture photographers to visit the famed Boyd residence and take a single photograph. While they weren’t given a specific brief, each photographer was asked to briefly answer the question, ‘How did the house make you feel?’.
‘We were interested in how a number of different photographers would see this iconic home…in what part of themselves [they] bring to their image’, says Rachel. Two years later and the outcome of this project is an exhibition called FRESH EYES, Reimaging Robin Boyd’s Walsh Street, curated by gallerist Sophie Gannon along with Kennedy Nolan on show at Domain House in the Royal Botanic gardens as part Melbourne Design Week.
These works by a selection of 18 of Australia’s best architectural photographers preserve a moment in time, each with fascinatingly varied perspectives of the same subject. In addition to the exhibition, the images are all available to purchase! Donated by the photographers, sales will go towards raising money for the Robin Boyd Foundation.
Fresh Eyes, Reimagining Robin Boyd’s Walsh Street House
Thursday March 25th – Thursday April 1st
Open daily from 12-5pm
Dallas Brooks Drive, Royal Botanic Gardens
Opposite the Herbarium
Presented as part of Melbourne Design Week, and in conjunction with Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.
Curated by Kennedy Nolan and Sophie Gannon Gallery.