Paddy Dorney

Paddy Dorney is a retired member of the governing Council and the Senate of the University of Tasmania. He has taught architecture at UTAS School of Architecture and was the Student President of the University for some years. He has worked in concert with the Australian Institute of Architects to present the very exciting and successful Open House Program from its origin, ten years ago.

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.

Emma Anglesey

Emma Anglesey has activated Open House Hobart with music over the last several years, under the banner of the Festival of Architecture and Sound. In May 2022, Emma creatively produced a number of events in partnership with Junction and Open House Launceston in her hometown, and is excited to be back collaborating for the 2022 Open House Hobart program.

Brendan Lennard

Brendan Lennard was the Senior Cultural Heritage Officer with the City of Hobart for twenty five years. He has been conducting tours of the Beaumaris Zoo site for over twenty years and continues to advocate even after his retirement. 

Kate Beard

Kate Beard has been working with TasWater (previously Southern Water) since 2009. Through her role as Community and Stakeholder Engagement Officer, Kate has provided Open House visitors with the opportunity to explore TasWater facilities including the ever-popular Hill Street Pump Station And Reservoir in West Hobart. TasWater provides essential water and sewerage functions in Tasmania, encourages water conservation and provides education on sustainable water use.

Carol Drew

Carol Drew called the Esmond Dorney-designed ‘Jarvis House’ at Bellerive home for 40 years. Sharing many of those years with husband Ray and children David and Emily-Jayne, Carol dedicated herself to improving and extending a home that was unique in design but modest in scale. Carol relished the opportunity to open the doors of Jarvis House to visitors as part of Open House Hobart. It even initiated a bond between Carol and Esmond Dorney’s son Paddy; a passionate proponent of his late father’s work. ‘Paddy has become a real friend. We both have a connection with this house, and he appreciates that I’ve respected his dad’s work.’

Peter Partridge

As the architect of the Supreme Court of Tasmania, Peter Partridge enjoys sharing the building he designed with visitors to Open House Hobart. He has been hosting popular tours there, along with Supreme Court judges, since 2014. Registering as an architect in the United Kingdom in 1967, Peter moved his practice to Australia in 1969. He registered as an architect in Tasmania in 1971 and began work on the Supreme Court Complex, which was recognised with both the state and national Australian Institute of Architects Enduring Architecture Awards in 2010.


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