By Lyons Architects
Building on the Housemuseum's popular and critical success, a major extension to the Housemuseum opened in March 2019, the Housemuseum Galleries operate as a public museum, open to the public six days each week throughout the year.
The design of the new Galleries echoes the distinctive angular forms and design of the original Housemuseum.
The materials and finishes used in the new Galleries reflect its role as a public museum. Its sculpted, high relief facades are clad entirely in bluestone, sourced and extracted from an ancient quarry in Port Fairy in Western Victoria.
The Galleries' internal design also echoes the spatial structure of the original Housemuseum - a series of enclosed, box-like exhibition spaces surrounded by peripheral gallery spaces.