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