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The centenary of the Griffins’ Castlecrag and the 150th anniversary of Marion Mahony Griffin’s birth in 2021 will be celebrated with many events:

Paradise on Earth exhibition 7 November 2020 – 18 April 2021

At the Museum of Sydney, Bridge St., Sydney.

Celebrating 150 years since the birth of Marion Mahony Griffin 14 February 2021

11.00am – Marion Mahony Griffin Lecture 2021 

This will take place at the Museum of Sydney Theatre, corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney. Guest speaker Dr Anne Watson, curator of Paradise on Earth. The talk is titled ‘What made Marion’s Hair Stand on End?’ An exploration of Marion Mahony Griffin’s pioneering role as an environmentalist and urban planning advocate in Australia through her art, architecture and writing. Organised by the Walter Burley Griffin Society. Limited seats available. Tickets essential. Book here.

POSTPONED – Marion’s Birthday Bash at Castlecrag 

The Castlecrag Progress Association has had to postpone its plans to host an outdoor afternoon birthday party to celebrate the legacy of this great woman who was the inspiration of so much of the foundations of Castlecrag.

More details will be notified when a new date is fixed.

Online Max Dupain photo exhibition

This includes thirty of Max Dupain’s 1965 photographs of Griffin houses at Castlecrag, and sale of special prints at

Griffin Open Houses at Castlecrag 2 May 2021

Celebrate the centenary of the Griffins’ Castlecrag and immerse yourself in its unique heritage. This is a rare opportunity to see the interiors, special design features and gardens of some of the Griffin designed houses built in the 1920s and early 30s in their “ideal suburb” that they created at Castlecrag.

There are tickets to visit 4 houses or 2 houses. Covid safe rules will apply. Tickets are essential and strictly limited. Book at

The Griffins + Castlecrag: Outdoor Historic Photo Exhibition guided tours – 2 to 9 May

Join us for a guided tour through some of the walkways and reserves of this unique suburb designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin. Displayed along the route will be historic photos from the 1920s to 1960s. Supported by a Willoughby City Council grant. The photo exhibition, displayed on various nature strips in the Griffin Conservation Area, Castlecrag, is free.

For the guided tours of the exhibition, tickets are essential at

Marion Mahony Griffin Funding Request

To mark the 150th anniversary of Marion Mahony’s birthday and the centenary of the creation of Castlecrag, the Walter Burley Griffin Society is commissioning a prominent artist to produce an exciting contemporary sculpture in honour of Marion.  It will take pride of place in a new community park being created by Willoughby City Council at the Castlecrag neighbourhood centre which is planned to be opened in late 2021.

The Society would greatly appreciate your support.

Donate now to help fund the creation of the sculpture via

Marion Mahony, The Magic of America collection, New-York Historical Society. BV Griffin, Section 4: neg #71734