An Afternoon in the SRG House

$85.00

Fresh from his acclaimed ABC TV series Designing A Legacy, comedian and self proclaimed “design nerd” Tim Ross returns to the lounge room for an intimate show at the SRG House by Studio Johnston.

In this brand new show, Tim takes us on a hilarious, nostalgic, personal and often poignant journey though our unique relationship with the Australian home.

“Hilarious”

The Age.

“It’s like a funny love letter to the Australia we grew up in.”

Mark Humphies. 7.30, ABC TV.

 

Venue: SRG House, Balmain, Sydney 

(exact address details will be sent to ticket holders the day before the show)

Saturday 5 February 2022, 2PM – SOLD OUT 

Saturday 5 February 2022, 5PM – SOLD OUT 

Sunday 6 February 2022, 2PM – New show on sale

 

All public health orders will be followed. 

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Fresh from his acclaimed ABC TV series Designing A Legacy, comedian and self proclaimed “design nerd” Tim Ross returns to the lounge room for an intimate show at the SRG House by Studio Johnston.

In this brand new show, Tim takes us on a hilarious, nostalgic, personal and often poignant journey though our unique relationship with the Australian home.

“Hilarious”

The Age.

“It’s like a funny love letter to the Australia we grew up in.”

Mark Humphies. 7.30, ABC TV.

 

Images by Anson Smart

About SRG HOUSE

A 1970s heritage-listed semi is re-engineered for contemporary family life. Keeping within the building foot-print, architect Conrad Johnston has carved extra space and forged stronger connections to landscape and place, while maintaining the integrity of the original structure and material language.

The house is one of a pair of heritage-listed semis, built in 1972 on a steep waterfront site looking across the Parramatta River towards Iron Cove to the south, and Birkenhead Point to the west.

Built at a 45 degree angle to the street, the semi zig-zags along the south boundary to side-step trees and sand- stone outcrops. Its three-storey concrete pillar and slab construction was infilled with floor-to-ceiling fixed glass. The superstructure was solid, but its timber cladding and windows were beyond repair. Inside, much of the original interior had been covered up and painted, concealing its materials and character. With no opening windows to the south and west façades, and an uninsulated flat roof, the building suffered extreme heat gain in summer and loss in winter. It relied on a commercial-scale air-conditioning whose mechanical plant occupied half the lower ground level.

The pair of semis were owned by the eminent Melbourne architect Sir Roy Grounds and his son Marr Grounds, an architect, university lecturer and sculptor. It is believed that Marr commissioned Stuart Whitelaw to design and oversee the construction of the semis (no. 6 and no. 8). Marr Grounds used the north-facing semi, while this south-facing semi was used by Roy Grounds as his Sydney pied-à-terre. After Grounds senior sold, the new owner added a brick double garage in 1983 and enclosed the first floor balcony. The semis are of local heritage significance for their hybrid Sydney School architecture and association with the Grounds family.

Studio Johnston Website Here. https://studiojohnston.com.au/projects/srg-house

Instagram Here. https://www.instagram.com/studio_johnston/

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SRG House Dates

Saturday 5 February, 2pm, Saturday 5 February, 5pm, Sunday 6 February, 2pm

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