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FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK: Not so easy – Australian design and identity since Federation

  • 08 Aug 2019
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Central Gallery
  • 48

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This floor talk centres around a current exhibition from the Decorative Arts Collection: Not so easy, which includes a range of art forms including ceramics and glass, from Federation to the 21st century.

Not so easy explores the relationship between design and identity in Australia. For much of the 20th century Australian design was shaped by two contrary forces — Modernism and a quest for local identity. 

Peter Hughes, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts at TMAG, will talk about how a uniquely Australian design aesthetic has emerged with its own symbols, images and motifs.

Venue: Central Gallery and Henry Hunter Galleries Level 2 (there is lift access to Level 2)

Clare Belfrage (b. 1966)

Shifting Lines # 15, 2004

Hand-blown glass

20.4 x 24.5 x 15 cm

Purchased with the assistance of The Art Foundation of Tasmania, 2007

P2007.47


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