California Design: Living In A Modern Way

Thursday, 16 January 2014

'California Design 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way' is an exhibition that's currently showing at the Queensland Art Gallery. I first saw the exhibition during one of their Up Late sessions which also included a musical performance from Cub Sport. That session was pretty crowded so I wanted to go back at a time when I didn't have to deal with crowds two people deep just to view certain pieces. Also, so I could take my time daydreaming that all the Eames things were mine. I managed to go back the same day I visited the Cai Guo-Qiang exhibition at GoMA thanks to a special joint ticket deal that the art galleries were offering. As you can probably guess from the name of the exhibition, it showcases the different facets of design of mid-century California. It was basically like stepping into those episodes of Mad Men where Don Draper goes to California. If you're in Brisbane and want to experience a bit of time travel you've only got a few weeks left to do so as the exhibition wraps up on February 9.




  


Images taken on iPhone 4 and edited in Photoshop

9 comments:

  1. Oh man, I so badly want to see this that I'm considering booking a flight to Brisbane from Sydney just to check it out!

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    1. Well, according to Lonely Planet Brisbane is the hippest city in Australia right now haha

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  2. I went to this the other month, with the same joint ticket deal, although I had no idea cub sport were doing a thing there! I wish I lived in the 60's or 70's, everything was so lovely. how great is the guo qiang exhibition at goma too, so magical!
    x

    frockled.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep Cub Sport played a week or two after the exhibition opened. I'm still in awe of the Cai Guo-Qiang exhibit too!

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  3. Oh my this is definitely something I'd visit.

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  4. Oh wow, this looks really cool - just like how I'd imagine mid-century american furniture would look like, haha.

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  5. wow - this is stunning! i love all the designs... it's almost futuristic and vintage at the same time! gorgeous photos! :)
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    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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  6. Oh heck, this is super freakin' cool! It's crazy how much design has changed, yet stayed the same. These pieces ooze some serious coolness.

    www.lioninthewild.com

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