Project Description

AN AFFECTION FOR THE AUSTRALIAN VERNACULAR

The Macquarie Australian Dictionary lists eleven potential meanings / uses of the word ‘vernacular’. The most common usage of the word relates to language, and to a common form of approach and taste; i.e. ‘… a native or peculiar to popular taste, as a style of architecture’. This personal reflection given in a talk to the NMA Friends in 2010 traced my affection for the Australian vernacular, by means of text and image relating to journeys, dwellings, and research.