For those who wish to see a curated snapshot of 21st century Australian furniture and object design there is now a unique display at Old Government House in Parramatta, NSW.
David Clark, curator and design editor, has selected works by some of Australia’s foremost designers to be displayed within one of the most historic interiors in this country today.
Old Government House hosts a nationally important collection of late Georgian furniture and design from colonial Australia. ‘The ground floor rooms are interpreted to reflect the lives and tastes of Governor and Mrs Macquarie in 1821, while upstairs features objects from the wider gubernatorial era of the property,’ says Roxanne Fea, regional Manager Western Sydney, National Trust of Australia in the exhibition catalogue foreword.
David Clark’s curated At Home collection is presented within these colonial interiors and, as he explained, ‘allows for a fascinating juxtaposition of domesticities that span centuries’. ‘The exhibition pulls together work from some of the best designers in Australia today,’ said Clark. ‘I hope it demonstrates the more expressive edge of contemporary Australian design – the hybrids and curiosities, the bespoke and beautiful, the exuberant, quirky and odd.’
The exhibition runs until January 22, 2017.
More information from here. Furniture designer/maker Tony Kenway is one of the featured designers. Shown above is his Lune de Sang Bed.