MOTEL Premiere Season – Sydney – Town and Country Motel, Strathfield, March 2019

Road trips without air conditioning, collapsing folding beds, Paddle pop sticks stuffed down the back seat of the car, minor injuries from tripping over a guy rope, variety packs of cereal, sunburn on sunburn, a banana lounge for a bed in an annexe, Chinese restaurants in country town, a room key and a carton of milk.

Join Tim Ross and Kit Warhurst for the premiere of the follow to their award winning Man About the House show. Step into a classic 1970s Motel, for a nostalgic, thought provoking and funny exploration of Australian holidays of the past. Using story telling and song they will take you on a sentimental motel journey.


This show will be performed in the period perfect Beppi’s Cocktail Bar at the Town and Country Motel.


Alongside the show a number of rooms of the motel will be reimagined with a series of art, film, photographic and automotive installations. Contributors include artists Stephen Ormandy, Paul Davies, Claudia Damichi and photographer Derek Swalwell. These experiences will be curated by architect Tristan Wong, a director of SJB.


MOTEL is part of Sydney Design Festival 2019.





Images by Derek Swalwell