Marion Hall Best: Interiors

Exhibition and Shows

23 Mar 2019 to 15 Jun 2019

Described as electrifying, vital and avant-garde, Marian Hall Best was the most flamboyant Australian interior designer of the 1950s through to the 1970s.

Her schemes were unashamedly modern at a time when other interior designers preferred a subdued palette and period furniture. She claimed that “gentle, soft colours…are not restful, but dreary, sapping the energy and the mind”; by contrast, “bright clear colours challenge the mind.”

Presented by CMAG, Marion Hall Best: Interiors is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.


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Event Times

23 Mar 2019 to 15 Jun 2019

Daily Event


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