Mad About Modernism
Rose Seidler House is usually the location of the annual Fifties Fair, but after celebrating the event’s 21st year in 2016 they’ll be taking a rest this year to make way for a day-long talk and tour series at Rose Seidler House called Mad About Modernism. During this event, you’ll be able to hear from University of Melbourne professor Philip Goad, who’ll talk about trends in Australian Modernist architecture; comedian Tim Ross, who’ll present a panel with architect Tone Wheeler about why people hate modernism; and author and curator Karen McCartney, who’ll lead a panel on the importance of interior and exterior design. Visitors can also enjoy self-guided tours of Rose Seidler House, one of the country’s finest examples of mid-20th-century domestic architecture. There is also a tour of Donna and Brian Seidler House and Julian Rose House available. Bookings are essential. RR à Rose Seidler House, 71 Clissold Rd, Wahroonga 2076. 02 9989 8020. sydneylivingmuseums.com.au. 10am-4pm. $8-$80. Sun Aug 27.