Designing A Legacy : NGV Melbourne



Almost everyone says goodbye to their family home at some stage. It’s hard enough at the best of times. Now imagine if your family home is designed by one of the greats of Australian architecture. Could you let it go? Or would you want to hold onto that design legacy?

Comedian and design nerd Tim Ross asks exactly that in his new live show. Part talk, part screening, part comedy show, Tim takes you on an architectural adventure into some of our most significant modernist houses.


Friday 13 March – 7PM – SOLD OUT

Saturday 14 March – 7PM – SOLD OUT

Sunday 22 March – 2PM – New Show now on sale


National Gallery of Victoria – Clemenger Auditorium

180 St Kilda Road, Southbank, Melbourne



Designing A Legacy is proudly presented by RØDE Microphones.

This event premiering as part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.

General Admission, Student / Concession and NGV Member tickets available.



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“Architecture isn’t about buildings at all, it’s about people”

Join comedian, broadcaster and design nerd Tim Ross for a unique live cinematic show. Threading together a series of interconnected films with insights, anecdotes and his inimitable humour, Tim takes you on an architectural adventure into some of Australia’s most significant modernist houses.

This is a rare opportunity to glimpse inside houses designed by the greats including Robin Boyd, Chancellor and Patrick, Roy Grounds, Esmond Dorney, John Andrews and Ken Woolley. Tim draws out the stories of Australian families whose lives have been shaped within the walls of modern masterpieces.

Part talk, part screening, part stand-up comedy show, this is a journey into why architecture matters.

Picking up from the success of Tim’s ABC TV program Streets of Your Town and following the sold-out seasons of his live shows Man About the House and Motel, Tim tours DESIGNING A LEGACY nationally in 2020.



Concept, Writer and Narrator: Tim Ross

Director: Andrew Garrick

Cinematographer: Rod Pollard

Producer: Shelley Kemp



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Designing A Legacy Dates

Friday 13 March, 7PM – General Admission, Friday 13 March, 7PM – NGV Member, Friday 13 March, 7PM – Student / Concession, Saturday 14 March, 7PM – General Admission, Saturday 14 March, 7PM – NGV Member, Saturday 14 March, 7PM – Student / Concession, Sunday 22 March, 2PM – General Admission, Sunday 22 March, 2PM – NGV Member, Sunday 22 March, 2PM – Student / Concession


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