Modernister – Tim Ross | An Afternoon At Dorney House

24 Gardenia Grove, Sandy Bay

Fresh from his acclaimed ABC TV series Designing A Legacy, comedian and self proclaimed “design nerd” Tim Ross returns to Hobart for an intimate afternoon in the Dorney House, featured in the documentary.

In this brand new show, Tim takes us on a hilarious, nostalgic, personal and often poignant journey though our unique relationship with the Australian home.

“Hilarious” The Age.

“It’s like a funny love letter to the Australia we grew up in.” Mark Humphies. 7.30, ABC TV.

This event is supported by the City of Hobart and Open House Hobart.


Sunday 13 November | 12 pm  (SOLD OUT)

Sunday 13 November | 3 pm

Cost: $65 per person


Sandy Bay

Building Type

Intact Interior

Architectural Period

Mid-Twentieth Century (1940-1960)


New to Program


Level Changes

Stair Access Only

Steep Incline

Uneven Surfaces

Tim Ross

Comedian, self proclaimed ‘design nerd’ and Open House Hobart Ambassador Tim Ross has always had a passion for architecture. Over the last six years, he has performed his live Man About the House live show in architecturally-significant buildings and homes all over the world, followed by numerous architecture and design-themed talks, television shows and publications that tap into the essence of Australian life. Read more

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