Ask about Tim Ross
Key Points
  • Comedian, Tim Ross is best known for his TV and radio work.
  • He also passionately supports important issues in Australian architecture and design.
  • He is the author of The Rumpus Room, Motel. Images of Australia on holidays and has written for Real Living, Habitus, The Saturday Paper, The Smith Journal and The Guardian.
  • His shows include Man About the House, Man About the Sydney Opera House, Streets of Your Town  Designing A Legacy.
  • Speaking engagements The ’50s and ’60s House Symposium (Museum of Sydney), Home Series talks (Government House), Sydney Design Week, the London Design Museum, Culture of Lates Symposium in London, the Heritage Address in Melbourne and the prestigious Griffin Lecture at the National Press Club in Canberra. 
Topics
  • Australian nostalgia
  • Why Modernism Matters
  • Why Architecture Matters
  • The Importance of Architecture and Design in our Cities
  • The Power of design to influence our lives
  • Art - the silence influencer
  • MC
Testimonials

Dulux Australia has engaged with Tim Ross on a number of occasions. A key area of focus for Dulux is finding new and innovative ways to engage with architects and designers. Tim has a great blend of architectural knowledge and insight which brings with it a much sort after credibility with this audience. This added to his well known comedic skills has allowed us to utilise him in a variety of Dulux event based roles: whether that be straightforward comedic performance to more complex facilitation, hosting and compering. We consider Tim a trusted friend within the architectural community.
Manager, BIM Development and Commercial Specification
Dulux Group Australia

Tim has hosted and spoken at many events at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Most recently, he interviewed Tim Olsen as part of the program for the exhibition John Olsen: You beaut country. Tim is great to work with; understands what we are trying to achieve, makes guests feel comfortable and engaged with the content that is being discussed. We always look forward to a night that Tim is involved with.
Public Programs Manager
Art Gallery of NSW

Tim Ross was the guest speaker at the 2017 Bates Smart annual client cocktail party. His enthusiasm for design and architecture combined with his dry and intelligent humour made him the perfect guest speaker. Tim entertained the audience with his unique style of comic banter, but also managed to speak passionately about the importance of good design.
Director
Bates Smart

We have had the pleasure of working with Tim Ross for the past two years as the MC for our Thought Leaders Forum a key event which opens and sets the standard for our annual B2B event welcoming delegates from both around Australia and around the world who are specialists in luxury and experiential travel and tourism. Tim is not only a true professional but a natural when engaging at all levels making him the perfect fit for our premium event and global audience. We look forward to working with Tim again in the future and have no hesitation in recommending him to entertain and engage with a variety of audiences.
Event Director, Luxperience
Diversified Communications Australia

The Building Designers Association of Australia really appreciated Tim Ross taking the time out of his busy schedule to join us at our National Design Conference in Canberra. It was a privilege having Tim there to present, moderate a panel and participate in one of the social functions. We have received wonderful positive reviews from those in attendance and Tim played a major role in that. His knowledge and passion about design were clearly evident. In addition, the red-carpet event featuring “Streets of your Town” was also a huge success. Members were able to bring their partners along to this event allowing them to see and hear Tim provide an insight into the series, allowing the audience to feel a part of this great event. Tim Ross is a true gentleman.
National President
Building Designers Association of Australia

Tim Ross is one of a kind, combining humour, brains, purpose and a generous spirit to generate a passion for modernism in Australia and beyond our shores. Sydney Living Museums has enjoyed a great partnership with him over the past 5 years across our architectural programming aligning our interests and common love for 20th century architecture and design. We are particularly proud of the fact that Tim Ross’ first ever Man about the House was held in partnership with us at Rose Seidler House, Australia’s best known Modernist house. From this small beginning we have seen his star rise with his wit, intelligence and passion connecting with a public that is increasingly knowledgeable and interested in all things mid-century and beyond. Through his growing fan club and his work across a range of media, Tim Ross cuts through, raising awareness of the importance of valuing our Modernist heritage in Australia. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Tim for many years to come.
Director, Strategy & Engagement
Sydney Living Museums

Tim Ross is a true pleasure to work with, who delivers an outstanding performance on every occasion. Each show has been incredibly engaging for our clients and we have always received such positive feedback. His previous shows, including Man About The House and The Rumpus Room, were genuinely entertaining and had the entire room in constant laughter. We are incredibly proud of our ongoing partnership with Tim and look forward to hosting many more of these talks.
National Retail Manager
Living Edge

Tim Ross gave a brilliant address about design, history and nature of archives at our celebration to mark the RMIT Design Archives 10th Anniversary. His passion and knowledge of his topic shone through as he spoke with humour about the role of design in our everyday lives. His warmth and respect for Australia design was appreciated by the legendary designers such as Robert Pataki and Phillip Zmood who were present at the launch.
Director
RMIT Design Archives

Tim developed excellent rapport with the audience and was able to improvise on the script provided, which made for a very natural, entertaining presentation. Tim had no problem incorporating events and changes to script that came up on the night. All feedback we received from the evening was extremely positive. Tim was an absolute professional and a pleasure to work with.
AGL

Last night was fabulous. Tim is the most amazing MC, so easy to work with and really figured out the crowd early. He definitely mentioned all the points we needed and everyone really enjoyed his comedy. Please pass on our thanks again to him – he really made the night flow wonderfully!
NRMA