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Bauhaus 100


To commemorate the global influence of the Bauhaus school of design, architecture, and applied arts, and to mark its 100th anniversary, we collaborate with our Australian partners to present exhibitions, show films, bring together international artists and discuss the school’s significance with leading researchers. Please join us at the following events:

From 01 June 2019, online and in print:
Kultur Magazine
A special edition of our anual magazine featuring many articles and prespectives on the Bauhaus anniversary. The magazine is available in print and as an online flipbook.

21 May – 12 June 2019, across Australia:
Bauhaus Spirit documentary at the German Film Festival

From 19 July 2019, in Sydney:
Bauhaus at the Powerhouse Museum
Exhibition at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum

25 July 2019, in Melbourne:
Bauhaus Now! 
Exhibition Opening and Book Launch at Buxton Contemporary

26 July – 20 October 2019, in Melbourne:
Bauhaus Now!
Exhibition & Films at Buxton Contemporary

01 August 2019, Brisbane:
Everyone is Talented: Bauhaus Pedagogy
Talk and Book Launch at Museum of Brisbane

03 August 2019, Brisbane:
The Legacy of the Bauhaus
Roundtable Discussion at Museum of Brisbane

23 August – 21 October 2019, in Ballarat:
Bauhaus Foto 
Exhibition at Ballarat International Foto Biennale, featuring:
  • Celina Lunsford, Artistic Director, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (festival guest)
  • Lilly Lulay, photographer, Frankfurt (festival guest)
  • Thomas Ruff, photographer, Düsseldorf (exhibition)
30 September – 02 October 2019, in Sydney:
Impact! From Bauhaus to IKEA
International Conference presented by the UTS School of Design, IKEA x UTS Future Living Lab and the Goethe-Institut. Guests include:
  • Dr Claudia Perren, CEO Bauhaus Foundation Dessau
  • Prof Axel Kufus, University of the Arts Berlin
  • Prof Christof Mayer, Bergen University, raumlaborberlin
  • Prof Andrew McNamara, Queensland University of Technology
  • Prof Tom Avermaete, ETH Zurich
04–25 November 2019, in Canberra:
Canberra Design Festival

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Recommended Links

ABC series on Bauhaus
The Bauhaus - a school, a movement, an idea

How Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack brought Bauhaus to Australia
SBS German radio (in German only)
Bauhaus 100

Bauhaus – More than Architecture

International press

How Bauhaus Redefined What Design Could Do for Society (New York Times)

Bauhaus at 100: its legacy in five key designs (The Guardian)

Bauhaus at 100: what it means to me by Norman Forster, etc. (The Guardian)

Bauhaus (Deutsche Welle)

Other Links

Deutschland Bauhaus 100

Bauhaus Imaginista