John Gawler: Architect & Educator

Photograph of man and woman standing outside building underconstruction, with blue overlay and descriptive text,
Philip Goad

Grainger Museum Gate 13, Royal Parade Parkville

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John Stevens Gawler (1885-1978), architect for the Grainger Museum was appointed as a lecturer in architecture at the University of Melbourne in 1920. In 1928, he established a four-year degree course, and was elected Dean of the Faculty in 1938, the same year that the Grainger opened. Professor Philip Goad discusses Gawler, his work at the Grainger Museum and his contribution to the University of Melbourne.

Professor Philip Goad, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Chair of Architecture, specialises in modern Australian architecture.

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In 2021 Museums and Collections invited artist and curator Dr David Sequeira to be the University’s inaugural Creative Researcher in Residence at the Grainger. The building was emptied of its contents and David was given access to Grainger’s collection of manuscripts, musical instruments and personal effects.

#brownmaninawhitemuseum is a suite of new installations, curatorial interventions, talks and performance resulting from this residency.

Due to issues associated with the sexually explicit nature of some of this material, viewing is by Public Programs and restricted to ages 18+