Recorded live at the Hallstrom Theatre in the Australian Museum on 25 June 2019.

Glenn Murcutt with Sandra Sully – Lunchtime Conversations 2019
Renowned Australian architect Glenn Murcutt in conversation with Sandra Sully for the final Lunchtime Conversation of 2019 held in the Hallstrom Theatre. Image: Nick Langley
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Architect Glenn Murcutt is globally acclaimed for his environmentally sensitive, sustainable and quintessentially Australian designs. The sole practitioner, teacher and critic, counts his childhood in Papua New Guinea and his father’s inspiring guidance, informed by the ideas of Henry David Thoreau, as profound influences. Murcutt has received every significant award including the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Alvar Aalto Medal and the AIA Gold Medal.


Australia has been shaped by the remarkable work of many individuals whose achievements have resonated beyond our shores. In this second season of the Australian Museum Lunchtime Conversation Series, drawing on the 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum exhibition in the Westpac Long Gallery, a stellar selection of distinguished Australians share insights into the inspiration behind their groundbreaking contributions, which have helped define the nation across science, politics, sport and the arts.