Now on tour!

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.

Best’s career spanned four decades from the mid–1930s, a period of transition from the department store decorators and art furnishers of the 1920s, to the independent professional designers of today.

Her interiors vibrated with bold colours and patterns and a signature of her commissioned interiors was her vibrant glazed painted finishes on walls and ceilings. 

Best introduced the latest of international modernism in design to Australians through her shops in Rowe Street Sydney and Queen Street Woollahra, which were an inspiration to the local design profession. 

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Now showing

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre
Saturday 23 June 2018 - Sunday 19 August 2018


See Hazelhurst Regional Gallery And Arts Centre for full opening time and hours
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre
782 Kingsway, Gymea NSW 2227
02 8536 5700

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Alison McCann

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