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Iconic Australian Houses: An Exhibition by Karen McCartney

Peek inside some of Australia's most beautiful houses through photography, talks and tours.
By Hudson Brown
May 02, 2017
By Hudson Brown
May 02, 2017

Karen McCartney has long been at the forefront of architecture and interiors publishing, having founded prominent design magazine Inside Out, worked as the editor of Marie Claire Lifestyle and written several successful architecture publications. Iconic Australian Houses: An Exhibition by Karen McCartney sees this wealth of knowledge put together as the exhibition considers 31 of the most important Australian homes since the 1950s.

Showing at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery from May 12 to July 9, this exhibition goes beyond the aesthetics of the homes, delving deeper to highlight the stories behind the properties through the clients and architects. To bring these stories to life, the exhibition features striking photography and illustrations, architectural models and video interviews with residents and designers. Discussing what Australian architecture means to those who helped define it, Iconic Australian Houses features designs from Harry Seidler, Neville Gruzman, Richard Leplastrier, Glenn Murcutt, Hugh Buhrich, Peter McIntyre, Roy Grounds and many more. One of the highlights of the exhibition program is the tour of Dromana's '50s modernist McCraith House (also known as Butterfly House), which will include a morning tea hosted by artist and granddaughter of the original owners, Bin Dixon-Ward.

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