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University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus: Gregory Burgess: From the Coalface


One of Australia’s premier architects, since 1972 Greg Burgess’ practice has focused on the social and ecological relationships between buildings, their environments, and their occupants. In 2020, Burgess donated his substantial working archive – more than four decades of drawings, plans, models and concept sketches – to the University of Melbourne’s Archives and Special Collections.

Gregory Burgess: From the Coalface is an exploration of the architect’s archive, working processes, and legacy. Through the lens of Burgess’ cultural philosophy, the exhibition is a showcase of the major projects of his career, and the work of University of Melbourne Architecture, Building and Planning students who have spent the past two years interrogating his archive and vision.

What's On

Join architect Greg Burgess as he provides insights into the exhibition Gregory Burgess: From the Coalface, an exploration of his archive, working processes and legacy. Greg will speak to the design process of some of his most significant and celebrated projects.

Image: Uluru Kata-Tjuta Cultural Centre, 1995. Photo: Greg Burgess.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July
Open 11am-5pm

Sunday 31 July
Floor talk by architect Greg Burgess: 12pm-1pm

Age Requirements

All Ages


Accessible bathroom
Fully wheelchair accessible


Noel Shaw Gallery, Level 1, Baillieu Library, Professors Walk, University of Melbourne, Parkville


Archives and Special Collections, Student and Scholarly Services.
Presented by Robin Boyd Foundation.


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