"From a cult Instagram following to a series of sell-out tours, Modernist Adelaide historian Stuart Symons is helping Adelaide better appreciate its mid-century heritage." – The Adelaide Review
MEET STUART SYMONS
Modernist Adelaide was founded by mid-century architecture and design enthusiast Stuart Symons to celebrate Adelaide’s modernist architecture online and through tours and events. Stuart was awarded South Australian Emerging Historian of the Year 2019 in recognition of his engagement with the community about Adelaide’s modernist architectural heritage.
TOURS + EVENTS
Through city walking tours, exclusive house tours and events, Modernist Adelaide tells the story of the rise of modernist architecture in South Australia in the context of its growth internationally – unearthing a richness and value in these buildings and our city. More than 1300 people have attended 47 Modernist Adelaide architecture tours and events over the past 18 months.
PRESENTATIONS + RESEARCH
FESTIVALS + PROGRAMS
Modernist Adelaide has featured in major cultural programs including the London Festival of Architecture, Australian Institute of Architects’ Festival of Architecture & Design, National Trust’s Australian Heritage Festival, South Australia’s History Festival, South Australian Living Arts Festival (SALA) and the JamFactory’s Adelaide Modern exhibition program.