Centre for Architecture Theory Criticism History
School of Architecture

Exhibition: Donald Watson, A Civil Servant

This exhibition focuses on the work of Donald Watson, a talented and prolific architect who has made a remarkable contribution to Australian architecture culture through his historical research and writings, and his exemplary built works, most of which were designed while ‘a civil servant’ in the Queensland Department of Public Works (Australia). 


Witty and wise, Watson's designs represent some of the finest examples of postmodernism in Queensland. And yet, while highly decorated, most of his projects remain unknown. The exhibition ‘Don Watson: A Civil Servant’ accordingly shed light on some of Queensland’s little known architectural treasures.  


Opening dates: 19 March  11 May 2018

Opening times: Every Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4.30pm

Location: the Australian Institute of Architects (Queensland Chapter), Address: 70 Merivale Street, South Bank.



This exhibition has been curated by: Janina Gosseye, Douglas Neale and Alice Hampson, with the generous support of: University of Queensland School of ArchitectureATCH Research GroupAustralian Institute of Architects (Queensland Chapter)APAFDulux, and Colorbond.