Government Blocks 90-Year Old Myra’s Art Fundraiser

90 year old legally blind Myra Demetriou, one of the last remaining resident of the Sirius building in The Rocks has been denied access to the Phillip Room (residents common room) for Sydney Art Month Drawing Studio on Saturday 11th March. FACS had previously provided approval to use the room, but reversed their decision 4 Days before the event Read more about Government Blocks 90-Year Old Myra’s Art Fundraiser[…]

Henry Wilson to Raise Funds for Save Our Sirius with Cult’s ‘Chairity Project 2016’

Last night we attended the launch of Cult’s ‘Chairity Project 2016’. 16 beautiful designed chairs are being auctioned to raise funds for 16 inspirational organisations. Designer Henry Wilson has selected Save Our Sirius to receive the proceeds form his chair. To Place a Bid visit: Henry Wilson is proud to partner with Cult Design for Read more about Henry Wilson to Raise Funds for Save Our Sirius with Cult’s ‘Chairity Project 2016’[…]

Press Release: Government Prepares to Sell Sirius

PRESS RELEASE THURSDAY 17th NOVEMBER 2016  GOVERNMENT PREPARES TO SELL SIRIUS   KEY ANNOUNCEMENTS The NSW Government is preparing to sell Sirius. Family and Community Services has written to the residents of Sirius – see attached. The Save Our Sirius Foundation has been working on alternatives to put before the government. What follows is one Read more about Press Release: Government Prepares to Sell Sirius[…]

Press Release: Community Launches Legal Action For Sirius

PRESS RELEASE THURSDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2016 COMMUNITY LAUNCHES LEGAL ACTION FOR SIRIUS    KEY ANNOUNCEMENTS  In the continued campaign to save the Sirius apartment building, the Millers Point Community Association today launched their crowd-funded legal challenge against the NSW Government. In a press conference in front of the NSW Parliament, the group announced NSW Heritage Minister Mark Speakman had Read more about Press Release: Community Launches Legal Action For Sirius[…]

The Design Files

If you’re a design-loving local reader, you’ve probably heard about Sydney’s iconic Sirius Building in recent weeks. Designed by Tao Gofers for the NSW Housing Department in 1978/79, this Brutalist edifice is one of Sydney’s most distinctive buildings. A recent decision by the NSW Government has left Sirius without a heritage listing. The intention is to sell the Read more about The Design Files[…]

Radio National: The beautiful beast of brutalism

Glenn Harper appeared on ABC RN this morning with Cassie McCullagh. Glenn and Cassie discuss the concepts behind Brutalism, and it’s history in Australia. “Brutalist architecture is somewhat out of vogue these days – with many example being demolished to meet the insatiable demand to build residential apartment buildings. But should many of these buildings be Read more about Radio National: The beautiful beast of brutalism[…]

Daily Telegraph: Legal challenge to save the Sirius

The Daily Telegraph journalist, Sarah Keoghan, today covered our campaign to legally challenge the Governments decision to not list Sirius on the State Heritage Register. “SUPPORTERS of the Sirius building in The Rocks have raised over $25,000 in a week for a legal challenge against demolishing the iconic apartments. They have also accused the government of Read more about Daily Telegraph: Legal challenge to save the Sirius[…]

ArchitectureAU: A most Sirius matter

Architect Glenn Harper has written an important piece on Sirius for ArchitectureAU; “The Sirius apartment building is a rare and intact example of late Brutalist architecture in Australia as applied to social housing. And as a significant example of cultural heritage, it doesn’t get any better than this.” “In Speakman’s media release, there is a level of Read more about ArchitectureAU: A most Sirius matter[…]

Illustration by James Gulliver Hancock

Sydney based illustrator James Gulliver Hancock has drawn Sirius to support the Save Our Sirius Campaign.   “The amazing brutalist Sirius building in Sydney. I’ve only come to love these types of buildings after drawing buildings for years. Now I realize we can’t do without a diversity of architecture styles in cities with buildings like these that Read more about Illustration by James Gulliver Hancock[…]


Dezeen has published an article about Sirius today; “New South Wales officials have rejected recommendations to heritage list the Sirius apartment building – leaving one of Sydney’s only examples of Brutalist architecture at risk of demolition. The government’s environment and heritage minister Mark Speakman announced the decision to ignore the advice of preservation bodies. The refusal Read more about Dezeen[…]