Marion Hall Best: Interiors   - Art Collector

‘A room for Mary Quant’, display room designed by Marion Best, 1967 from the
Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Sydney Living Museums.
Photo courtesy: Estate of Mary White

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.

‘Marion Hall Best: Interiors’ is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.
Exhibition opens: Friday 14 December 2018      

Exhibition closes: 17 February 2019                         

Location: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, 2 Mistral Road Murwillumbah NSW 

Phone: +612 6670 2790                                 


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