stars of canberra modern

Darren Bradley - @modarchitecture

Award winning photographer, published author, Instagram star, modernist junkie and Canberra aficionado.

Darren came to photography through a passion for modern architecture.  

"I love to be around modern architecture. To me, it’s the most interesting medium for artistic expression in that it must nearly always serve a function, solve a specific problem, and speak to the context of its environment" 

Join Darren as keynote at the Modernist Dinner - 11 Nov

Take note from a pro on Darren's walking tour and workshop -12 Nov

Tim Ross

Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross is one of the Australian entertainment industry’s true multi-talented performers.

He’s had unprecedented success in stand-up comedy, radio, acting, writing, presenting, music and more recently as a social commentator.

Tim is a modernist junkie and performs stand up in modernist venues throughout the world. His recent TV series Streets of Your Town received critical acclaim for highlighting modernism in Australia's literal backyard. 

Join Tim for his own show Modern(ist) Love - 11 Nov, 2pm and as MC for the Modernist Dinner - 11 Nov, 6pm

Miss Cherrybomb

A devotee to vintage glamour, Miss Cherrybomb spends her life creating, cultivating and sharing her experiences in life, glamour and style. 

Miss Selfie 2017

Miss Perfect Pinup Australia 2016

Miss Viva Las Vegas ‘19 Best Wardrobe Face of Daisy Jean Couture 

Join Cherry at our Modernist Market on 12 November, Hosting a best dressed competition and vintage hair and makeup demonstrations.  

Rebecca Hawcroft

Rebecca Hawcroft is a cultural heritage professional with 20 years’ experience working across the heritage and museums sector. Rebecca is the curator of the exhibition The Moderns: European designers in Sydney at the Museum of Sydney, July to November 2017 and editor of the book The Other Moderns (New South Publications, 2017).  

Join Rebecca as she speaks on her research for the book and focusses on some of Canberra’s many fascinating émigré stories and the connections that intertwine with the designers featured in the book on Tuesday 14 November at 6pm

Phillip Jones - The Martini Whisperer

For over a dozen years, Phillip worked as a fine dining manager around the world, a professional event organiser and social entrepreneur. 

Over the last few years he has turned his passion for Martini's into a thriving business and he is a authority on the subject.  Phillip recently gave a TEDX talk on the history of the martini and designed the 'centini' for the centenary of Canberra in 2013. 

Join Phillip for an exclusive masterclass, demonstration and talk on 16 November 2017 

Geoff Isaac

A self described fan of the Featherston's work, Geoff Isaac is not a design academic or professional, but an avid collector and now author. Geoff started collecting Featherston designs in 1996 and found a lack of information on the designers, he started researching and collecting material on their careers. 

Join Geoff for a talk and book signing of 'Featherston' on Monday 13 November