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99/32/2-2 Exhibition catalogue, 'Contemporary Art Society 6th annual exhibition', paper / metal, designed by Alistair Morrison, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1944. Click to enlarge.

Contemporary Art Society catalogue designed by Alistair Morrison

Designed
Cover design features three curvilinear abstract shapes in green, cream and blue, printed in yellow and blue ink on white paper. Catalogue is constructed with a folded cardboard cover and inside paper type written pages.

Summary

Object No.

99/32/2-2

Object Statement

Exhibition catalogue, 'Contemporary Art Society 6th annual exhibition', paper / metal, designed by Alistair Morrison, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1944

Physical Description

Cover design features three curvilinear abstract shapes in green, cream and blue, printed in yellow and blue ink on white paper. Catalogue is constructed with a folded cardboard cover and inside paper type written pages.

Marks

Front cover, printed in white and blue ink, 'catalogue / contemoprary art society sixth annual exhibition (diagonal angle) / Education Building, Loftus St., Sydney June 26 - July 14, 1944'
Front cover, upper right margin, printed in white ink, 'MORRISON'
Foreward printed inside front cover written by H.Mc. [President], '...contemporary artists must be prepared to welcome innovation, to accept fearlessly the challenge of contemporary society. They must be prepared, not merely to embrace novel ideas in artistic expression, but to organise in a progressive spirit as an integral part of modern democratic society.'
Back cover, D. Orban and Notanda Gallery advertisements

Dimensions

Height

252 mm

Width

196 mm

Depth

3 mm

History

Notes

Exhibition was held in the Education Building, Loftus Street, Sydney from 26 June - 14 July 1944.

D. Orban and Notanda Gallery advertisements on back cover.
The D. Orban advertisement identifies Desiderius Orban as a 'teacher of art appreciation, painting and drawing, 2 Henrietta Lane (off Pitt Street, behind Circular Quay), Sydney'

The Notanda Gallery, was established by Margo Lewers and later directed by her brother Carl Plate at 41 Rowe Street, Sydney.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Contemporary Art Society catalogue designed by Alistair Morrison 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 June 2022, <https://ma.as/538182>

Wikipedia

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