DATE: Saturday 17 February 2024 - 6PM
VENUE: ES&A Bank - The Bank Space - Port Kembla
*Exact address details will be sent to ticket holders the week of the show*
Has there ever been a better time to be seduced by the optimism of the mid-century?
We don’t think so, and that’s why we are opening up some of the best mid-century modern homes in Australia for a series of intimate live shows.
Join comedian and professional design nerd, Tim Ross and acclaimed musician and composer Kit Warhurst for their brand new show, The Mid Century Project.
These two besties can’t wait to open the doors to some extraordinary homes for an old-fashioned shindig full of hilarious stories, fantastic songs and maybe even a tiny bit of dancing.
For over a decade they have been taking architecturally significant buildings and turning them into temporary theatres and skilfully blending architecture, comedy and music.
Tickets are strictly limited for this show, please book now to avoid missing out.
“Ross and Warhurst are comedic geniuses, highly talented singers, and great lyricists. Five Stars.”
Arts Hub Review.
“A must see”
New York Times
The Bank Space
It's 1968. Port Kembla, the Steel City town of Wollongong is bustling. On the main strip, Wentworth Street, sits a branch of the English Scottish And Australian Bank. Like all proper banks of yesteryear, the building was made to make you and your money feel safe from the riffraff of the street. The smell of paper notes. The mildly liquored bank manager hovering around the pretty teller girls. The architect created nothing short of an oasis. A temple of capitalism designed in the most contemporary aesthetic of the time, Mid-Century Modern.
Today, The Bank stands as a sanctum to Mid-Century design. The clean lines, floating staircase, double height ceiling, the vault, carefully curated period furniture. Port Kembla has a new reputation. The rugged rocky coastline, one of the best beaches on the east coast along with the romance of old-world heavy industry. The streets have mellowed, and young go getters have taken it upon themselves to bring something of their own to the Port. These days you can buy a bottle of natural wine and chunk of local cheese, watch a band, savour a woodfired pizza at the markets. Indulge in a foodie tour, bask in the nightly glow of the steelworks, taste the creativity at one of the art galleries and sample a locally brewed concoction.