Featherston House will be one of the talking points of Tim Ross' new show. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli

Tim Ross with Mary Featherston, who will be in conversation for his Melbourne show! Photo – Courtesy Tim Ross

The remarkable Featherston House is located in Ivanhoe. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli

See Comedian + 'Architecture Nerd' Tim Ross In Conversation With Architect Mary Featherston

Get your tickets to see comedian and architecture nerd Tim Ross’s witty new live show on the importance of good design, on from Saturday 2 September!

Christina Karras
23rd of August 2023

Comedian Tim Ross is bringing his part stand-up comedy show, part-architecture talk on a tour across Australia.

The author, TV host and radio presenter is a ‘self-proclaimed architecture nerd’, who’s also gained a reputation for his Instagram account @modernister, which celebrates all-things retro design and architecture.

He’s performed live in more than 100 architecturally significant buildings around Australia, the UK, and US, and his latest stage show, ‘Designing a Legacy Live’, comes after the success of his ABC TV series of the same name.

‘I had so many stories coming into making this series and unfortunately I couldn’t fit them all in, so I’m telling them on stage instead,’ Tim says. ‘And those stages also happen to be in some of the most architecturally interesting venues in the country.” says Tim.

The national tour kicks off in Melbourne, Saturday 2 September, at the iconic Capitol Theatre, where Australian design royalty Mary Featherston will be joining Tim in conversation, to share some wisdom from her distinguished design career. Ticketholders will also hear more about how her extraordinary 1969 house (designed by the prolific Robin Boyd!) has enriched her life.

In Brisbane (Saturday 7 October) Tim returns to the State Library of Queensland, followed by performances in Canberra’s 1968 National Library (Friday 13 October), Hobart’s Longview Ave House (Sunday 15 October), the Samstag Museum of Art in Adelaide (Saturday 28 October), and the art deco-era Lawson Flats in Perth (Thursday 19 October – Sunday 21 October)!

Book your tickets to ‘Designing a Legacy Live 2023’ online here

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