The Mid Century Project invites you to examine your own relationship with architecture and explores the emotive and nostalgic pull of modernism.  Featuring poster art, video works and furniture, the exhibition aims to find common ground in the post war suburbs of Australia and New Zealand where significant architectural experimentation occurred in isolation, where the optimism of the mid-century planted the romance of modernity deep into the Antipodean psyche.

Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross – comedian, presenter, and design nerd – has a long standing passion for architecture and design. Tim’s inventive take on architecture and design has seen him win an AWGIE award for his top rating ABC TV series Streets of Your Town. In 2016 he was invited to speak at the opening of the London Design Museum. In March 2018, Design Nation opened at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum. In May 2018, Tim was awarded the National Trust Heritage Award for Advocacy, in July 2018 he presented the Heritage Council of Victoria’s annual address and in November 2018 he presented the Griffin Lecture for the Australian Institute of Architecture at the National Press Club in Canberra.


Date and Time
Exhibition open Saturday 24 August – Sunday 6 October 2019
Tuesday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 3:00pm
Gallery closed Monday and public holidays

CoCA (Centre of Contemporary Art)
66 Gloucester Street
Christchurch Central

Click here for more info on CoCA's website

Proudly Presented in partnership with Cowdy Real Estate, the Mid Century Specialists

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