EXHIBITION TIMES: 20 NOV 2018 – SUN 24 MAR 2019, TUE–FRI 10AM–5PM, SAT & SUN, 12–5PM
The first major survey of Clement Meadmore’s industrial design practice, this exhibition explores the influences that shaped the renowned sculptor’s early career as a designer. Meadmore was part of a new wave of Australian design in the 1950s that eschewed the heaviness of traditional furniture in favour of streamlined forms, new materials and inventive manufacturing processes. His furniture and lighting played a central role in the ground-breaking modern homes designed by architects such as Robin Boyd. This exhibition showcases well-known Meadmore designs, such as his iconic corded dining chair, alongside newly-discovered pieces which are publicly displayed for the first time.
This project has been assisted by a State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship and supported by the Pancake Parlour and Parallel Practice.