Why is it that we seem to remember only the minimalist Modernists? Join us for an engaging panel discussion which explores a range of forgotten designers working in highly ornate and often baroque style and looks at why being ‘modern’ does not have to mean being ‘minimalist’.
Speakers include, former MAAS curator and Professor of Interiors Architecture program, Judith O’Callaghan (chair), Rebecca Hawcroft curator of The Moderns: European Designers in Sydney, design historian Catriona Quinn and special guest.
Marion Hall Best: Interiors
This exhibition colourfully charts the work of Marion Hall Best (1905-1988), one of Australia’s first and most influential independent interior designers, displaying original furniture, fabrics, furnishings and design schemes.
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.
Museum of Sydney
All tickets include admission to the Museum of Sydney and both exhibitions.
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