Excavating Modernism

B’Nai B’Rith Parents Home (built) (detail)
7–24 March
Melbourne School of Design, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne

Exploring the deeply embedded cultural tropes evident in post-war Modernist architecture in Melbourne, Excavating Modernism seeks to reflect, understand and explore the significant contribution of émigré architects such as Ernest Fooks, Kurt Popper, Herbert Tisher, and Mordechai Benshemesh, amongst others. These architects contributed to the socio-cultural landscape and Melbourne’s development at the time, particularly in the south-eastern suburbs. Developed by masters student’s at Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne, this exhibition explores these notions through ephemera, artefacts, historical photographs, texts, and film responses.

Floor talks

Friday 15 March at midday
Join masters students from Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne for a discussion about the development of this exhibition and post-war modernist architecture in Melbourne.

Friday 22 March at midday
Melbourne School of Design Director Professor Alan Pert will present a floor talk addressing post-war modernist architecture in Caulfield.

B’Nai B’Rith Parents Home (built) (detail)
Inkerman Street, Caulfield
K. Popper c. 1960s

Gallery hours

Monday to Friday, 10am–5pm.
Weekends, 1pm–5pm.
Closed public holidays.

The Gallery is wheelchair accessible.
There is also accessible parking in the car park.
Public transport: tram route 64, bus route 623


Glen Eira City Council Gallery, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield 3162  View Map

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