Welcome to Manning Clark House

Manning Clark House designed by Robin Boyd in 1952 for Prof Manning Clark & Dymphna Clark

Manning Clark House by Robin Boyd received the Sir Roy Grounds Award for Enduring
Architecture at this year’s ACT Architecture Awards. See full article – click her

Manning Clark House is a not-for-profit venue and organisation and hosts public cultural events in the former home of Manning and Dymphna Clark in Forrest, Canberra.

Manning and Dymphna Clark both believed passionately that Australians should come up with distinctive solutions for Australian issues and cultural challenges both locally and globally.

Through events like the annual Weekend of Ideas, the Manning and Dymphna Clark lectures, regular talks and discussion groups, Manning Clark House fosters an environment where members are stimulated to express ideas and discuss major issues. It also acts as a cultural incubator in music, song, poetry, literature, and, of course, history.

The daring modernism of the 65-year-old House in Forrest, Canberra, itself reflects the radical and adventurous spirit Manning Clark House fosters among members. It is a place where Australians can be inspired to make their daily lives richer and more meaningful.

Manning Clark House is funded by donations and membership fees.

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