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The Robin Boyd Foundation has a stated mission to “further the legacy of Robin Boyd by offering a platform to critically explore and enhance the power of architecture and design to reflect and shape Australian identity”.
But, with the doors to its Walsh Street home largely closed since March 2020 and the organisation’s income streams restricted, it has been a challenging couple of years for the Foundation.
It has had to make tough decisions to ensure financial sustainability and maintain Boyd’s iconic Heritage-listed residence at 290 Walsh Street in the inner Melbourne suburb of South Yarra.
A media release voices the Foundation’s gratitude for the generosity shown by the Boyd Circle, partners, Amplify supporters and volunteers, who have assisted it in reopening and re-establishing capacity. But in order to reconnect with the community, amplify voices and continue to champion Boyd’s ethos that ‘design matters’, it’s asking for help.
However big or small, donations will go towards caring for Walsh Street and enabling the delivery of talks, exhibitions, publishing, symposiums, tours, open days and competitions that, “just like Boyd, provoke fearless dialogue on Australian architecture and design” says the media release.
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