Round House (Henty II), 1953, by Roy Grounds. Photograph Leslie Runting, reproduced with permission of the La Trobe Picture Collection, State Library of Victoria.

Art and Architecture Tour of Frankston Area Past Event


Sat 01 Jun 10:00am - 12:00pm


Booking Required


McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery
390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin VIC, Australia


Accessible bathroom, Assistance animals welcome, Wheelchair accessible

Dr Jane Eckett, Editor of the recent publication On Bunurong Country: art and design in Frankston with Prof Philip Goad will conduct a fascinating art and architecture tour of central Frankston, drawing upon their contributions from the publication.

Jane will speak about the significance of artists throughout the decades in this area and their particular oeuvre and influence on Melbourne and Victoria, whilst Philip will expand upon the architectural heritage of the area, in particular ‘Peninsula Style’ and how this came to influence the way people lived marking a truly significant Australian contribution to design history.


Prof. Philip Goad

Philip Goad is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, Chair of Architecture and Co-Director of the Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) at the University of Melbourne. An authority on modern Australian architecture, he has worked extensively as an architect, conservation consultant, and curator. In 2019–20 he was Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University. He is co-author and co-editor of Modern Times: The Untold Story of Modernism in Australia (2008), The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture (2012), and Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond: Transforming Education through Art, Design and Architecture (2019).

Dr Jane Eckett

Jane Eckett is Lecturer in Art History and Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne. Previously she held the Ursula Hoff Fellowship at the Ian Potter Museum of Art and National Gallery of Victoria (2018) and a Melbourne Research Fellowship (2021). Her work focuses on modernist sculpture, public art and memorials, diaspora art, and émigré networks. Publications include the award-winning catalogue accompanying Melbourne Modern: European Art and Design at RMIT since 1945 (RMIT Gallery, 2019, co-curated and co-edited with Harriet Edquist) and Centre Five: Bridging the Gap (McClelland, 2022).

Lisa Byrne

Lisa Byrne is a curator and director with more than 25 years’ experience in contemporary Australian art. She has been Creative and Executive Director at McClelland since 2018 and has previously held numerous leadership roles across various public arts institutions and in education as well as significant curatorial roles in research and practice at Monash and RMIT Universities. She has written on contemporary Australian art and has a particular interest in socially engaged artistic practice informed through history, anthropology, and philosophy. She holds a Bachelor of Education from UNSW and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in art history and theory from the University of Sydney.

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