Creative Brisbane: Hot Modernism and a MAD weekend!

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to attend the opening night of the Hot Modernism exhibit, held at the State Library of Queensland.

Thanks to my lovely friend Brismod of Fun and VJ’s fame and Dansk Vintage, the Principal Sponsor of the event, I was able to view this fantastic exhibit before the general public.

In all honesty, it is such a well curated exhibition of Modernist Queensland between the years of 1945 to 1975.  Something about this era really resonates with me, (perhaps it was my Grandma’s Danish furniture?) and I just love the style and simplicity that these years exude.

I also love looking at house plans and there were plenty on show for me to have a good look at.  I will be back before the exhibit ends for another viewing!.

In the meantime, I will be heading over to Eisenmenger House on August 16 to see Tim Ross perform his show Man About the House – can’t wait!

And while on the topic of Modernism, I had a great day visiting Torbreck Apartments and the Walter Taylor bridge last month, during the MAD weekend.

Chris and Susan from Australian Modern arranged a fantastic weekend and I had a good old fashioned stickybeak around some apartments in the iconic Torbreck building, as well as taking in the view from the observation deck.

After this, I climbed the stairs inside the Walter Taylor bridge and had a look around the rooms that was once lived in by the toll collector and his family.  This tour was led by Brisbane Greeters, who did a great job!  Visit their website to find out when there are more tours so you can go and explore this fascinating bridge and the apartment that is inside it’s pylons.

 

The Torbreck building on MAD weekend.  I was literally blown over taking this.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
The Torbreck building on MAD weekend. I was literally blown over taking this. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

 

View from the Torbreck observation deck on MAD weekend.  Phot by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
View from the Torbreck observation deck on MAD weekend. Phot by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

 

The Walter Taylor bridge on MAD weekend - a 4 bedroom apartment is inside these pylons.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
The Walter Taylor bridge on MAD weekend – a 4 bedroom apartment is inside these pylons. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

 

View from the Walter Taylor bridge on MAD weekend.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
View from the Walter Taylor bridge on MAD weekend. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

 

That’s just a few of my snaps from the day, with all of the laptop trouble I have had, there seem to be a few missing, but I am grateful to have captured these memories!

So the question begs to be asked…..

Would you like to live in a Torbreck apartment or inside the Walter Taylor bridge? 

I’d be happy with either!

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