Upcoming Events

Get Involved: Volunteer Workshop Daytime Session 

Tuesday 21 January, 10:00am – 1:00pm 

Our current volunteers and all those interested in helping our work are invited to our Volunteers Workshop on 21 Jan 2020. Join us to hear about the exciting volunteer opportunities available with the HHA, workshop your interests, and receive an update on all our policies and procedures for the new year.

Free event held at Lindesay, a National Trust property in Darling Point, NSW.

Coffee Conversation: Glebe - From Village to City Suburb 

Tuesday 4 February, 10:30am – 12:00pm  

In 1790 Governor Phillip granted Richard Johnson, chaplain with the First Fleet 400 acres of land south / west of Blackwattle Bay to provide a farming income to support the church work. But Johnson was not provided with enough convicts to clear the land. The Glebe remained untouched until 1828 when the Church. financially crippled, decided to subdivide and sell. With easy access to Sydney the lots sold quickly.

Join Robert Hannan as he explains how a village far removed from the hustle and bustle of Sydney is now an inner city suburb. We will explore the church land, the grand villas with their pleasure grounds. The cycle of boom to bust and the impact this had on the character of Glebe. We will touch on the architectural styles the people, the battles to protect the suburb and its future.

This talk will be presented with many images and maps of the area that have rarely been seen.

Walk: Innovative Architecture - The UTS Campus  

Friday 6 March, 10:00am – 12:00pm  

After investing more than one billion dollars in the redevelopment of its city campus, the University of Technology Sydney is now home to some cutting-edge educational facilities, dramatic architecture, and stunning interior spaces.

We'll visit the aluminium-clad Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, the gently curving Vicki Sara Building, the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building (designed by Frank Gehry), and UTS Central - the recently completed glass-encased structure showcasing an elegant double-helix staircase. 

Join Beatrice Scheepers in discovering the marvels of this precinct.

Walk: Expressions of Deco - Potts Point & Elizabeth Bay  

Saturday 14 March, 10:00am – 12:00pm 

Peter Sheridan, author of ‘Sydney Art Deco’, takes us on an Art Deco walking tour of Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay.

Throughout the walk Peter will shed light on a range of architectural gems from commercial buildings, pubs, and shops, including an extraordinary Spanish Mission house and a unique array of more than 100 Art Deco apartment blocks built between 1920 and 1950.

Across one square kilometre Peter will showcase some of the best expressions of Art Deco architecture reflecting an accumulation of decorative shapes and design.

Study: Stucco, Stone and Shingles - The Architecture of B J Waterhouse  

Saturday 28 March, 9:30am – 12:30pm 

Regarded as one of the most outstanding residential architects working in Sydney in the early 20th century, Bertrand James Waterhouse (1876-1965) was initially influenced by the Arts & Crafts Movement and later the textures and stucco walls of the Mediterranean.

In this in-depth examination of Waterhouse's architectural career, led by architectural historian Robert Griffin, we begin with a lecture and morning tea at 'Nutcote'. The walking tour takes in a range of properties, including two of his own houses in Neutral Bay and his important early commissions, 'Brent Knowle' and 'Ailsa'. A number of these houses will be opened exclusively for the HHA.

Get Involved: Volunteer Workshop Evening Session 

Tuesday 21 January, 5:30pm – 7:30pm 

Our current volunteers and all those interested in helping our work are invited to our Volunteers Workshop on 21 Jan 2020. Join us to hear about the exciting volunteer opportunities available with the HHA, workshop your interests, and receive an update on all our policies and procedures for the new year.

Free event held at Lindesay, a National Trust property in Darling Point, NSW.

Open House: Morton House, Woodford

Sunday 16 February, 10:00am – 12:00pm  

The original owners, the Mortons, were inspired by their early connections to Castlecrag and Walter Burley Griffin himself, to build a house that does not intrude on the natural environment. They built around special trees and mass planted native trees and bushes to attract local bird-life. The house has been described as simply, 'putting four walls around a beautiful place.'

Join us on an exploration of this fascinating and very special example of 'organic architecture'.

Coffee Conversation: Author Talk - Sydney's Art Deco  

Tuesday 3 March, 10:30am – 12:00pm  

Peter Sheridan discusses Sydney's Art Deco architecture and presents an overview of Deco styling around Sydney. His talk offers a unique insight into the lifestyle of Sydneysiders in the 1930s and 1940s through examples of fashion and furniture, and with reference to some of Australia's best artists who lived and painted in Sydney - from the paintings of Margaret Preston, Grace Cossington Smith, and Roland Wakelin, to photographers Harold Cazneaux and Max Dupain.

Peter's book, 'Sydney Art Deco', has been long-listed as a finalist in the Illustrated Non-Fiction section of the prestigious Indie Book Awards for 2020.

Be Connected: Computer Skills Workshop 

Tuesday 17 March, 10.00am - 11.00am

The HHA is a Network Partner of Be Connected. Be Connected is an Australian government initiative committed to increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians.

Through the HHA you can improve your computer skills and get online. This will help you to keep up to date with what's happening at the HHA, find out the latest heritage news, and engage with like-minded communities both in Australia and around the world.

Hannah Clayton Atkin (Manager Communication, Membership and Development at the HHA) will support you through the first steps to using computers and the internet, and improving your digital skills.

Free workshop held at Customs House, Sydney.

Open House: Art Deco Inspired - Elizabeth Bay  

Sunday 29 March, 10:00am – 12:00pm 

Dr Peter Sheridan AM and Jan Hatch are long term collectors of Art Deco inspired furniture, sculpture, ceramics and glass. Join them in their Elizabeth Bay home to hear how a unique and extensive private collection developed over time. View the furniture of Maurice Adams, Dominique, Eames, Wegner, Epstein, Hille and Halalballa. Enjoy designs by Lalique, Brandt, and Schneider along with artwork by Margaret Preston, Rover Thomas, Cressida Campbell and others. Bakelite and Catalin radios from the 1930s and 1940s will also be on display.

Walk: The Curious Case of Greenway & Macquarie  

Saturday 29 February, 10:00am – 12:00pm  

Two hundred years ago, the Governor of NSW joined forces with a talented convict to transform the penal settlement of Sydney into a handsome colonial town. In a few short years, Australia's first major architectural achievements would rise up from the ground and Sydney's skyline would change forever. But behind the grand structures lay a very human story. One of dreams, defiance, and an unlikely partnership between two proud men.

This CBD tour with Max Burns-McRuvie will retrace the steps of the characters who shaped the colony's constructions and ambitions, highlighting what remains, what is lost and what was never realised.

Walk: Innovative Architecture - The UTS Campus  

Friday 21 February, 10:00am – 12:00pm  

After investing more than one billion dollars in the redevelopment of its city campus, the University of Technology Sydney is now home to some cutting-edge educational facilities, dramatic architecture, and stunning interior spaces.

We'll visit the aluminium-clad Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, the gently curving Vicki Sara Building, the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building (designed by Frank Gehry), and UTS Central - the recently completed glass-encased structure showcasing an elegant double-helix staircase. 

Join Beatrice Scheepers in discovering the marvels of this precinct.

Walk: Callan Park - Heritage Parkland  

Saturday 7 March, 9:30am – 12:00pm  

Join us for a walking tour with experienced guides from the Friends of Callan Park, where the beautiful park sweeps down to the foreshores of Iron Cove.  See the iconic walled sandstone 1885 asylum, ha-ha walls, two unique war memorials, WWII air raid shelters, Garry Owen House (now Writing NSW), Gardener's Cottage, c. 1900 cart shed and old stables, Farm Manager's cottage and more.

Enjoy the botanical riches of more tree species than New York's Central Park and learn about the ongoing initiatives to protect and govern the site for the future.

Be Connected: Computer Skills Workshop 

Tuesday 17 March, 12.00pm - 1.00pm

The HHA is a Network Partner of Be Connected. Be Connected is an Australian government initiative committed to increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians.

Through the HHA you can improve your computer skills and get online. This will help you to keep up to date with what's happening at the HHA, find out the latest heritage news, and engage with like-minded communities both in Australia and around the world.

Hannah Clayton Atkin (Manager Communication, Membership and Development at the HHA) will support you through the first steps to using computers and the internet, and improving your digital skills.

Free workshop held at Customs House, Sydney.

Sydney Harbour in the Waratah

Sunday 30 August 2020, 12.00pm - 3.00pm

The HHA are once again voyaging around the heritage sites of Sydney Harbour – this time aboard the Waratah. Lovingly restored by Sydney Heritage Fleet, the Waratah is a 117 year-old coal burning steam tug, the oldest tug in working order in Australia. Harking back to the age of steam enjoy the gentle 'phut phut' of the coal fired vessel as you cruise past important and interesting heritage sites with a commentary provided by an historian of the Sydney Heritage Fleet. Along the way chat to one of the engineers about the principles of the vessel and the history of the tug’s restoration. 
Lunch provided on board.

Pre-Sale tickets: a limited number of pre-sale tickets may be released for certain events. The final allocation will be released to coincide with the publication of the quarterly newsletter.

Tickets are not refundable. You have the right to a refund if the event to which you purchased a ticket is cancelled, rescheduled (and you cannot attend the rescheduled event) or significantly relocated. We are unable to offer refunds under any other circumstances including changing your mind, sickness or holidays.

 

Tickets are transferable. Please advise the office if you wish for someone else to attend using your ticket. Tickets are not transferable between events.

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Historic Houses Association of Australia Limited
1A Carthona Avenue, Darling Point,

NSW, 2027 
enquiries@hha.net.au     02 9252 5554

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