Bill Toomath, award winning New Zealand architect and head of the Wellington School of Design throughout the 1980s, passed away on 20th March 2014, aged 89. As a way to accurately refer back to Bill Toomath's architectural life and as a fundraising event to support The Mary Potter Hospice, the Toomath family invites you to a re-screening of Antonella and the Architect on Thursday 3rd April, 4pm at the Paramount Theatre, Courtenay Place. Entry donations will go to Mary Potter Hospice.
The 17th century portrait, St Jerome in his Study by Antonello da Messina, has intrigued Wellington architect Bill Toomath all his life, and in 2002 he designed and built a study for his house based on the painting. Toomath discusses this project, his architectural training and practice, and some of his clients. Time-lapse camera footage captures building progress, and the completed studio with replica desk emerges as a portrait of Toomath himself, and a tribute to architecture and ideas.
Produced by Tony Hiles, the documentary is 1 hr 17 min in duration.