Sir James Irwin, Irwin Beach House, 1956, State Library of South Australia.

Modern Beach Homes 1950-70: Exhibition

Modern Beach Homes 1950-70 offers insight into post-war architectural modernism in South Australia. The single-family domestic beach house, artistically furnished, and thoughtfully attuned to existing site conditions and natural and scenic surroundings. This exhibition is a long overdue representation, exploration and celebration of the beach home while offering enticing new territory for further study. Its point of departure will be the development of interest in artistic modernist principles of design and to discover, what drove individuals to build these homes. The exhibition presents a thematically oriented display of a select number of beach homes, captured in archival photographs, original drawings, newspaper articles published at the time of the home’s completion and descriptive texts.

Presented by City of Victor Harbor