Special Interest Mornings

Special Interest Mornings (SIMs) are an in depth treatment of a specific topic that is quite separate to the night time lectures.

The Special Interest Meetings are held at 10am at;
The Newcastle Club,
40 Newcomen St.,
Newcastle NSW 2300.

6th March 2017 at the Newcastle Club (10am)

Mr Paul Atterbury: Arts & Crafts Houses and Gardens; at Home in the 20th century

The domestic styles of the 20th century range from Art Nouveau and Art Deco to Modernism, with each decade making a definable contribution. This lecture looks at the development of the domestic interior through those decades, with reference to both avant garde and mass market ideas. It is a vision of how generations lived through changing times, and how their choices were affected by taste and fashion, technology, nostalgia and social change. It is also about the cycles of collecting that move things from the living room to the garden shed, and back again.