Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tasmanian Modern Architecture Exhibition Goes National

My upcoming exhibition (9 days to go) "Tasmanian Modern: The Forgotten Architecture", has got a mention in the national publication "Australian Design Review" and Butterpaper online


  1. I am very glad the exhibition is documenting this bit of Tasmania's architectural history. As the report said, "fading, misunderstood and often-reviled, many of these buildings are now at risk of demolition".

    This prompts a different question. What was on the sites BEFORE the 1950s and 60s, when the modern buildings were constructed? Were there old, perhaps 19th century buildings which were pulled down?

  2. You raise some interesting questions Helen in relation to what stood before the inter-war/post war buildings were erected. Much of the 19th century architecture in Tasmania has been very well documented in books and magazines alike, whereas 20th century architecture has by in large hasn't been well documented.


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Join me (Thomas Ryan Photography) on a photographic project documenting Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism from the 1930's to the 1980's. The entire project gallery of 1000+ images and counting can be viewed on my website under art projects. I have been undertaking this project for over a decade.

My portfolio of commercial and art projects can be seen on my website and I can be contacted here as well. All photographs are copyright of Thomas Ryan Photography. Unauthorised use is prohibited. Contact me for all enquires

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