Sunday 19 May 2024 - 2PM - SOLD OUT
Sunday 19 May 2024 - 5PM - Second and final show NOW ON SALE
VENUE: Paterson House - Aranda, Canberra, ACT.
*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
Paterson House by Enrico Taglietti.
Set in the bushland suburb of Aranda, north-west of the centre of Canberra in Australia sits the Paterson House, an apparent fortress-like house that revels in its historical and environmental contexts. It was designed by Enrico Taglietti, a notable Australian architect and is a wonderful example of the Late Twentieth-Century Organic style of architecture characterised by its free asymmetrical massing and natural setting. The significance of this house extends to the association with the client, one of Australia’s leading geophysicists Professor Mervyn Paterson and Mrs Katalin Paterson. The house was designed in 1968 and construction completed in 1970.
The house sits at the end of a cul-de-sac, surrounded by native plantings with the rear open to a natural bushland reserve. It has an imposing battered brick front providing a high degree of privacy for the client, horizontal roof planes and yet maintains a warm inviting tone once inside through the use of stepped and interlocking geometric forms.
Text and Images – Anthony Basheer