Marion Hall Best: Interiors - Art Collector

Marion Best, A room for Mary Quant display room for the Rooms on View exhibition, Daily Telegraph Home Centre, Sydney, 1967. Courtesy: Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Sydney Living Museums. Photo: Mary White / Estate of Mary White

A major survey exhibition that colourfully charts the work of Marion Hall Best (1905-1988), Sydney’s pre-eminent interior designer of the 20th century. She was one of the first and most influential independent interior designers in Australia. This exhibition will display original furniture, fabrics, furnishings and fashion spanning over four decades from the mid-1930s. Described as electrifying, vital and avant-garde, Best’s interior decorating schemes were unashamedly modern at a time when other interior designers preferred a subdued palette and period furniture. Her interior decorating style vibrated with colour through her signature glazed painted finishes on walls and ceilings.

This is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

Exhibition opens: Saturday 23 June 2018
Exhibition closes: Sunday 19 August 2018
Location: Hazelhurst Arts Centre, 782 Kingsway, Gymea NSW
Phone: +61 2 8536 5700


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