Hear engaging panel discussions and talks on mid-century interior design, furniture making and architecture from speakers including curators Michael Lech and Rebecca Hawcroft; ex-Vogue editor David Clark; 19th and 20th Century Fine and Decorative Arts auctioneer Andrew Shapiro and more.
Talks will be from 2pm to 3.30pm on Sundays at the Museum of Sydney and include entry to both exhibitions.
Sunday 10 September
Join design experts for this panel discussion about the career, impact and legacy of Marion Hall Best, one of Australia's first independent interior designers.
David Clark, one of Australia's foremost design commentators chairs a panel of guest speakers: Tina Engelen (interior designer, CO-AP architects), Michael Bogle (design historian) and Michael Lech (curator of Marion Hall Best: Interiors) as they discuss the impact, influence and legacy of Marion Hall Best and her contemporaries of the time and how interior design differs today.
Buy tickets now: https://goo.gl/yHZ4HZ
Sunday 1 October
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.
Buy tickets: https://goo.gl/HtsZ6N
Sunday 22 October
The story of Modernist architecture in Australia is a story of new ideas finding distinct expression in new environments.
Hear from a panel of speakers whose work and lives reflect the story of Australian Modernism through personal and professional journeys, focusing on the way Australian architects drew influence from Europe in developing a local Modernist vocabulary.
Speakers include Tone Wheeler, architect and Catherine Lassen, architect and Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Sydney.
Buy tickets: https://goo.gl/9sRmJ2
Sunday 12 November
We are all familiar with the white box modernist interiors of the 1950s and 1960s but what about designers that were not working in a minimalist style?
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.
Buy tickets: https://goo.gl/2XFRsE
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To go into the draw, all you have to do is email your contact details (name, email address and mobile) to email@example.com for a chance to win. Please note, double passes are limited to one entrant. The lucky winners will be notified by email.