Making Australian Modernism: Furniture

Modernist Exhibition talks series

A hallmark of modernism is the integration of all aspects of design from the exterior to the interior and the way that design aesthetic was translated into items for everyday living.

Join the Moderns: European Designers in Sydney exhibition curator Rebecca Hawcroft, as she presents an expert panel discussion revealing the people, processes and practices of the furniture makers and designers whose work was instrumental in defining the modernist aesthetic in Australia from often anonymous cabinetmakers to known designers and retail outlets.

Speakers include 20th Century Fine and Decorative Arts auctioneer Andrew Shapiro, Jeromie Maver; researcher and collector of mid-century design and Catriona Quinn; curator and design historian.

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Special Lunch Offer at The Governor’s Table

Treat yourself to a pre-talk lunch offer at The Governor’s Table, on the site of Australia’s first Government House at the Museum of Sydney.  Simply show your talk ticket to receive a main course and glass of wine for $32.

Offer is valid to talk ticket holders only. Lunch offer is available until 2.30pm. Coffee cart is available until 5pm. Please ask staff about menu selections.

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Individual tickets

General:  $30
Concession: $25
Member: $20

All tickets include admission to the Museum of Sydney and both exhibitions.

Series Ticket (all 4 talks)

Save when you purchase all 4 talks

General:  $100
Concession: $90
Member: $70

Bookings essential

Limited tickets will be available for purchase at the museum on the day. 

When & Where

Sunday 1 October 2017 2PM–3.30PM

Museum of Sydney

Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000
Museum: 02 9251 5988

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