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Adelaide Boys High School (Stuart Symons)

Modernist Adelaide: 1940s–1970s Exhibition

Discover the mid-century jet age of Mad Men-era Adelaide, when a new wave of modernist architecture redefined the city’s streetscapes and skyline. This exhibition of photographs by Modernist Adelaide historian and author Stuart Symons, paired with photographs from the City Archives Collections, celebrates some of Adelaide’s iconic modernist buildings. Stuart will also present a seminar on the rise of modernism in Adelaide, and host one of his popular Modernist Adelaide walking tours as part of the Open Doors program, where you can learn more about some of the buildings featured in the exhibition.

Presented by City of Adelaide Libraries, Modernist Adelaide, City of Adelaide Archives


1-31 May, during library hours


Adelaide City Library, lvl 3, Rundle Pl, Adelaide




City Library, 8203 7990,


Open Doors Wheelchair Access Full Toilet Facilities

Mobility charging point, hearing augmentation systems/hearing loop, signage, maps, accessible seating areas, Companion Card affiliate, assistance dog friendly.