|Curated by historian Richard Aitken, Cultivating Modernism - French Garden Style of the 1920s and 1930s - is an associated exhibition with The University of Melbourne Library (on display in the Baillieu Library building, ground floor).|
During the interwar years, modernist responses to garden design varied greatly. Functionalism and clear expression were widely promoted by the German Bauhaus design school, yet garden making was slow to be influenced, often due to conservatism on the part of garden owners.
In France, a succession of exhibitions promoted a more decorative form of modernism—known as art deco. Books, magazines, and ephemera all played a key role in the transfer of ideas and these diverse publications transmitted this fashion internationally. Like functionalism, direct emulation in Australian gardens was modest—especially compared with architecture and the decorative arts—yet it has left a compelling legacy of design ideas.
|Tasma Gallery Artist Submissions 2014 Program|
|Tasma Gallery welcomes proposals from practitioners working in all fields of the visual arts, crafts, and image-making wanting to hire the gallery space for temporary exhibitions. Exhibitions need to address the theme outlined in the application and comply with the National Trust’s values.|
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