So you want my arts job: Architectural historian and writer

As a child, Peter Andrew Barrett spent endless hours exploring Melbourne's rooftops and alleyways. Now he works to preserve and celebrate the city's heritage.

Peter Andrew Barrett is a Melbourne-based architectural and urban historian, heritage consultant and writer.

His interest in buildings and the urban environment began at an early age. He spent endless hours as a child exploring the old city buildings in Melbourne’s western end, where his father’s business was tenanted. It was the 1970s and, at that time, ‘the lowbrow end of the city’.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She is a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk