Arts and Crafts architects created some of the most thoughtful, beautifully crafted and inspired architecture in Australia's history.
Related: Arts and Crafts Garden design
See also Haberfield Arts & Crafts Style
Arts and Crafts Architecture
Between 1890 and 1930, a number of Australian architects and garden designers were heavily influenced by British and American Arts and Crafts movements.
Arts and Crafts buildings are unpretentious and informal, evoking an atmosphere of comfortable familiarity.
See also Architects Ussher and Kemp
See also Architect Walter Butler
See also Architect Christopher Cowper
See also Federation Architects of NSW
Architects Beverley Ussher and Henry Kemp were at the forefront of the development of the domestic Queen Anne in Melbourne and Australia.
Early buildings such as
Campion College (formerly Dalswraith) of 1906, (Studley Park Road, Kew) and
Woodlands of 1888 (Woodlands Street, Essendon)
were instrumental in the development of the style to suit the typical suburban form which reached its peak in the first decade of the twentieth century.
Iconic Federation style architecture
Beverley Ussher and Henry Kemp were Melbourne Architects who formed a "brilliant partnership". Both Ussher and Kemp had strong Arts and Crafts commitments, and both had been in partnerships before forming their own.
Beverley Ussher (born Melbourne 1868; d Melbourne, 9 June 1908) and
Henry (Hardie) Kemp (born in Broughton, Lancashire, UK, 10 March 1859; d Melbourne, 22 April 1946) formed a partnership in Melbourne in 1899, which lasted until Ussher's death (1908).
Sydney Architects and their Houses