Atlas Obscura, '29 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Melbourne, Australia |The Johnston Collection'
'Situated in a historic townhouse in Melbourne, Australia, the extraordinary Johnson Collection is the lifelong work of prominent 20th-century collector and antique dealer William Robert Johnston.'
Trouble magazine 'Patterns Of Collecting' by Holly Barbaro, August 2018
'Stepping across popular memory, generations and continents, even our most humble of collected possessions can be imbued with great value.'
The Pantograph Punch, 'From Dwelling to Destination: On New Zealand’s House Museums' by Sebastian Clarke, July 2018
'What struck me as a visitor to the Johnston Collection is the value of its commitment to investigating – and encouraging diverse audiences to consider – how we collect, live with, understand and enjoy objects.'
Intercontinental Life 'Hidden Arts: Discover Melbourne's Secret Collection of Unique Fine Art; by Jane Nicholls, May 2018
'It’s hard to categorise the Johnston Collection. In fact, it’s best not to try. Just go with the flow and experience the delight of visiting this most unusual exhibition house.'
The Age, 'They say 'I hope someone taxidermies you': Julia deVille on death and hate mail' by Lindy Percival, 1 August 2017
'They're a happy lot at Burnley's Serotonin Eatery. On an otherwise gloomy Thursday afternoon, faces are glowing and voices abuzz inside what the menu describes as the "happiest place in Melbourne".'
Artichoke magazine 'The day after the night before Christmas party' by Ricky Ray Ricardo Issue 59 June/August 2017
'On show at the Johnston Collection house museum in Melbourne, this debaucherous display crafted by the Hotham Street Ladies was inspired by the dinner parties that may have taken place in this historic home.'
Trouble magazine 'Creatures Great & Small | Animal Kingdom' by Inga Walton July 28 2017
'As part of the annual the ‘House of Ideas’ series at The Johnston Collection, Animal Kingdom (until 19 September, 2017), positions the work of seven contemporary artists alongside those pieces of a similar theme drawn from the current holdings.'
Theatre Press 'Barking Spider Theatre and The Johnston Collection Present House of Dreams' by Myron My, 13 July 2016
William Robert Johnston was a Melbourne-based antique dealer and a collector of beautiful things, and he wanted to share these unusual and visually arresting items with the public.
Stage Whispers 'House of Dreams' by Michael Brindley, July 2016
'The Johnston Collection of Georgian, Regency and Louis XV paintings, furniture, objet d’art and bric-a-brac is held at ‘Fairhall’, an 1860s house in East Melbourne.'
The Age ‘Everything Old Is New Again’ by Ray Edgar March 7 2016
‘In silver shoes and check jacket, interior designer Paul Hecker cuts a dandyish figure amid the Georgian and Regency furniture of the Johnston Collection.'
Channel 9 Postcards 'William Johnston's Emporium | Hecker Guthrie Rearranges William Johnston’s Collection' presented by Rebecca Judd 29 April 2016
Trouble magazine, 'Feathering the Nest' by Holly Barbaro, October 2015
With the artist intervention moving into the mainstream of exhibition programming, and the rise and thrive of fashion exhibitions in the museum sector, it seems a natural evolution for the two to collide in Richard Nylon’s guest curation titled Feathering the Nest at The Johnston Collection.
ABC Radio National, 'Richard Nylon feathers the nest' Books & Arts 14 July 2015
'Richard Nylon is one of Australia's best known milliners and he's also a bit of a dandy in the fashion department.'
ABC Radio National A window to a time that never was: inside the Johnston Collection by Jeremy Story Carter 14 July 2015
'Over 75 years, collector William Robert Johnston's magpie-like ability to collect antiques and curios amounted to a revered 2000-strong collection.'
Neue Luxury magazine 'Murmur (Mûr’mer) An installation by Rosslynd Piggott' by Angela Hesson, August 2014
Trouble magazine, ‘Murmurs of Mr. Johnston: Rosslynd Piggot and the Johnston Collection’ by Inga Walton, September 2013
‘William Robert Johnston (1911-86) was an antique dealer, art collector and aesthete who ran his principal business, Kent Antiques, in High Street, Armadale from 1971 until his death.’