Image: Trevor Mein
Open House Melbourne
The Open House concept began in London in 1992, with the aim of increasing community awareness and advocacy for a well-designed built environment.
30 years on, Open House Melbourne presents an array of intriguing venues to the public on 30-31 July 2022. The weekend includes tours, talks, workshops, exhibitions, and film screenings.
There are two OCULUS projects on the agenda:
- David Wyld and Catherine Goh will lead tours of Collins Arch Public Realm and Market Street Park – the first new public park in Melbourne’s CBD since City Square in the 1980s (more details here).
- Tim Mitchell will guide visitors through the gardens at Wesley Place, revealing the journey of establishing a contemporary landscape at this significant heritage site (more details here).
We also suggest a visit to Melbourne Bound: The City In Books, where Bookshop by Uro asks 10 Melburnians with a creative or professional interest in the built environment to nominate the books which had the most profound influence on their understanding of Melbourne, and their practice within it. The books form the centrepiece of a specially curated display of Melbourne-focused art, architecture and design publications.
The full program is available on the Open House Melbourne website.