Sir Ian Athfield tribute at the Museum of Sydney

Start Date: 04 Oct 2015 - 01:30PM

End Date: 04 Oct 2015 - 06:00PM

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What: Ath Tribute afternoon

Where: Museum of Sydney, Warrane Theatre, Bridge Street

When: Sunday 4 October, 1.30 - 5.00pm. Complimentary drinks 5.00 - 6.00pm.

Sir Ian Athfield - or ‘Ath' as he is colloquially known - died unexpectedly on 16 January 2015, only a few weeks after receiving a knighthood in the New Years Honours.

What a loss, what a talent, what a character.

Distinguished architects Richard Leplastrier, Peter Stutchbury and Lindsay Johnston had the great privilege to spend quality time with Ath on several master classes at his wonderful holiday retreat at Awaroa, in the Abel Tasman National Park, top left of the South Island of New Zealand, the last one in September 2014.

There will be a celebratory tribute afternoon held as part of the 2015 Sydney Architecture Festival in the Museum of Sydney, where the following two documentaries about Ath will be shown:

Athfield Architect, made during the 1970s by the now famous Sam Neill, at the time that Ath and colleagues won an international competition for social housing in the Philippines.

Architect of Dreams (2008) by Geoffrey Cawthorn, which tracks Ath’s incredible life and work with his wife Clare.

Richard Leplastrier, Peter Stutchbury and Lindsay Johnston, among others, will have a few words to say on both the serious and the hilarious sides of Ath’s fantastic career.

For those who do not know of Ath and his work, this is an opportunity to undo a great oversight. For those that did have the privilege of knowing him, it will be a chance to be reminded and to rejoice.

Seats limited, only $20 nominal fee.

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