GONE SHOPPING:
DEPARTMENT STORES IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
1 MAY - 31 MAY 2023

John Martins Advertising

Department Stores emerged in the late nineteenth century and thrived during the twentieth century. This exhibition of architectural drawings, photographs and advertising material will use the rich collection of the Architecture Museum and will include not only department stores from Adelaide city but also those in suburban shopping malls, and main streets of country towns. The storefronts of well-known retailers like Myers, Harris Scarfe, and David Jones, as well as those no longer with us including John Martins, Charles Moore’s, Peoplestores, and Eudunda’s will be on display. With the move of so much retail to the online environment, the future of these prominent retail buildings needs to be considered as a matter of urgency.

This exhibition endeavours to understand the history of department store architecture to enable us to look forward to opportunities for their future use and heritage preservation. 

Curated by Dr Julie Collins from the Architecture Museum, University of South Australia.

The exhibition complements a Panel Discussion, exploring the history of department stores and shopping in South Australia. Read more or Register for Department Stores: More Than Shopping, presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Architecture Museum.

EXHIBITION DETAILS

john martins west lakes

1 May - 31 May 2023
Open weekdays 9am - 6pm
FREE ENTRY 

Kerry Packer Civic Gallery
Hawke Building Level 3, UniSA City West Campus
55 North Terrace Adelaide MAP

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Architecture Museum, UniSA Creative
, as part of South Australia's History Festival

Image Top: John Martins Advertisement, CML Your Home Booklet, 1946 Cheesman collection, Architecture Museum, University of South Australia.
Image Bottom:
Harris Scarfe, Rundle Street, Adelaide, 1937, McMichael and Harris Architects, Architecture Museum, University of South Australia.

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DEPARTMENT STORES: MORE THAN SHOPPING
PANEL DISCUSSION
THURSDAY 4 MAY 2023, 6PM
ALLAN SCOTT AUDITORIUM

john martins west lakes

Department stores have been prominent buildings in our urban environment not only for shopping but for the opportunities for social interaction they provided. Many South Australian’s recall the shop window displays, art galleries, community events, and cafeteria style dining areas within the stores.

Join a panel of experts as they discuss the history of department stores and shopping in South Australia. Planning historian Dr Louise Bird will explore suburban shopping centres, Architectural historian Dr James Curry will uncover luxury and lifestyle, and Curator of the Architecture Museum Dr Julie Collins will discuss the architectural design of department stores.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Architecture Museum, UniSA Creative, as part of South Australia's History Festival

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Image Right: Snowden Brougham & Moulds Pty Ltd Architects, West Lakes Mall, 1973 S388_11_15, Architecture Museum, University of South Australia

THE ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM

The Architecture Museum in UniSA Creative is a cultural facility for the preservation of South Australian architectural records. Its invaluable research collection of architectural design documentation, drawings, photographs, artefacts and ephemera currently comprises over 400,000 items. The Architecture Museum promotes intellectual enquiry into built environment history, supporting research undertaken by staff, students, external researchers and the general public. The Architecture Museum is located at the City West Campus in the Kaurna Building and is open for research visitors by appointment. Visit the Architecture Museum website.

1920 x 40 Harris Scarfe, Rundle Street, Adelaide, 1937, McMichael and Harris Architects, Architecture Museum.jpg

 PRESENTED BY
THE BOB HAWKE PRIME MINISTERIAL CENTRE AND ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UNISA CREATIVE
AS PART OF SA HISTORY FESTIVAL

Hawke Logo and Architecture Museum

1920 x 40 Harris Scarfe, Rundle Street, Adelaide, 1937, McMichael and Harris Architects, Architecture Museum.jpg

While the views presented by speakers within The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre public program are their own and are not necessarily those of either the University of South Australia, or The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, they are presented in the interest of open debate and discussion in the community and reflect our themes of: Strengthening our Democracy - Valuing our Diversity - Building our Future.

The copying and reproduction of any transcripts within The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre public program is strictly forbidden without prior arrangements.

 

While the views presented by speakers within The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre public program are their own and are not necessarily those of either the University of South Australia, or The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, they are presented in the interest of open debate and discussion in the community and reflect our themes of: Strengthening our Democracy - Valuing our Diversity - Building our Future. The Hawke Centre reserves the right to change their program at any time without notice.