Art Deco

Exhibition and Shows

16 Feb 2018 to 31 Dec 2018

Comprised entirely of works selected from the National Gallery of Australia’s collection, Art Deco presents superb examples of Australian vitalism, capturing Art Deco’s fascination with the meeting of art, architecture, and technology.

In the 1920s, Australian artists rebelled against the austerity of World War I to create images of an abundant nation filled with strong, youthful figures, capturing the vitalism of a nation reborn.

Technological advancements and urbanisation influenced the emergence of Art Deco: a new aesthetic in art, architecture, design and fashion.

Art Deco presents superb examples of Australian Vitalism, including Rayner Hoff’s architectural frieze Deluge – stampede of the lower gods 1927, Jean Broome-Norton’s Abundance 1934 and Napier Waller’s painting, I’ll put a girdle round about the earth 1933, which captures Art Deco’s fascination with the meeting of art, architecture and technology.

Facilities

Cafe Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Disabled access available Family Friendly Free Wifi Kiosk Lockers Non Smoking Parents Room Pet Friendly Public Toilet Restaurant Shop Wheelchair access

Rates

Free Entry

Event Times

16 Feb 2018 to 31 Dec 2018

Once Only Event

Venue

National Gallery of Australia

Parkes Place West, Parkes, 2600

Nearby Accommodation

View All
EPIC campground

Exhibition Park in Canberra Camping Facilities

Mitchell, Canberra

Blue and White Lodge exterior view from road

Blue and White Lodge

Downer, Canberra

Pool Area at Sundown Motel Resort

Sundown Motel Resort

Symonston, Canberra

Studio Room King

Adina Serviced Apartments Canberra Dickson

Dickson, Canberra

Our cosy standard room offers a relaxing and revitalising stay.

Mercure Canberra

Braddon, Canberra

Hotel exterior

Pinnacle Apartments

Kingston, Canberra

Contact Us