Reid Residence. Mather Architecture. Photo: Ben Wrigley

Back by popular demand

Festival favourites – open studios, open homes and architecture tours – are back again in 2018.

Open Studios

Step inside the studios of Canberra’s best designers and makers to purchase contemporary handmade ceramics, furniture, textiles, glass and more, directly from the artists. Experience hands-on workshops and demonstrations. Every Saturday (10, 17 and 24 November)

Living Rooms

Architecture + design + craft = an open home with a difference. Explore the living rooms of acclaimed Canberra houses and discover pop-up exhibitions with works on sale by local artists, makers and craft practitioners. Enjoy a progressive exhibition as you take in the beauty of design in our own backyard. Every Sunday (11, 18 and 25 November)

Architecture Bus Tours

Back by popular demand, this year’s four architecture tours will take their cue from the 2018 Design Canberra theme: geometry. The always popular mid-century modern architecture tours will be presented by local architecture enthusiast and author of Canberra House, Martin Miles. Over three weekends, audiences will go behind the scenes of the most acclaimed modernist buildings in Canberra, including a special Taglietti edition. The annual Australian Institute of Architects awards tour will open the doors to a selection of this year’s ACT Architecture Award residential projects including the stunning Swan house, winner of 2018 Malcolm Moir and Heather Sutherland Award for residential architecture.

Mid Century Modern Tours: Every Saturday (10, 17 and 24 November)
Australian Institute of Architects Awards Tour: Sunday 18 November