Last Saturday I had an Itinerary packed full of powerful design inspiration in sydney.
Marion Hall Best
Touched down in "Sydney" at 10am, jumped on a Sydney metro train straight to one of Sydney’s best-kept secrets “The Brett Whiteley Studio”.
I was embraced by Brett’s greatest masterpiece. “Alchemy” On An eighteen multi panelled "birth-to-death journey vision." It is impossible to describe this painting in words.
IT IS BRILLIANT EXPRESSION OF LIFE. A MUST SEE.
“sorry no photography allowed”📸
Upstairs is the preserved studio where Brett worked during his life until his death in 1992, including unfinished paintings, art equipment, books and collection from his travels. ohh and i can't forget to tell you about the graffiti wall.
Can you believe this??? Brett and I have a connection.
Brett had a preoccupation with Japanese culture and art through calligraphy. He used a Japanese seal bearing his name “BW”, which he stamped on his artwork, just like japanese art with traditional Japanese Seal.
What a perfect place to continue my Sydney Interior Design Tour
“Creative Creatures” Exhibition by KATE BERGIN.
as I entered Mossgreen my eyes were IMMEDIATELY drawn to “The Three Graces”: pink flamingos, Mr. pelican and not to forget the raccoon. I can’t help myself; I have a thing for “pink flamingos”. How inspiring to see 15 new paintings by Kate Bergin.
Kate Bergin is my #1 Art Love❣️. Her trademark is the BeauTy of a white cloth and her signature swing tag within her artwork. What A Brilliant Australian artist.
Hitting my stride in the gallery on level 2 was “Cressida Campbell” Nothing short of breathtakingly detailed artwork.
A kaleidoscope of her artworks - Channeling Japanese Techniques woodblock style and exquisite mural wallpapers.
I don't know a lot about art, BUT I KNOW WHAT I LOVE ABOUT ART and these Artists have it for me. I had so much fun spending time here, exploring and finding inspiration.
Marion Hall Best the best of the best of my Sydney Interior design tour.
Two things that depict Marion Hall Best are “Vibrant and Bold”.
I came to the Sydney living museum to pay homage to one of Australia’s first and most influential interior designers. “A Pioneer of Australian Interior Design”
I was fascinated by the talent of her technique within the “Mary Quant Room 1967” - the vibrant use of glazed painted finishes. We are talking about a designer who practiced from the 1930's- 1970’s. BUT Her work is still current, that’s a gift from a Magnificent designer.
Again, I feel a connection here with Marion, her designs were influenced by HER design travel which exposed her to different design perspectives.
Finishing my day with The Moderns: European Designers in Sydney within the halls of Sydney Living Museum.
I could have spent countless hours exploring the rich history of Sydney’s Immigrant architect and interior designers from the 1930’s – 1960’s. TheIR manuscripts and letters made an impact on me. It was a unique insight into the forgotten names that influenced Australian Mid-century architecture.
MELBOURNE CALLING - GOOD BYE SYDNEY UNTIL NEXT TIME. THERE IS STILL LOTS OF DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE FOR ME TO EXPLORE.
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