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89/735-10/2 Exhibition catalogue, '7 designers / David Jones' Art Gallery', paper, designed by Gordon Andrews, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1948. Click to enlarge.

'7 Designers' exhibition catalogue

    '7 Designers' was an important early Australian design exhibition held in the David Jones gallery, Sydney from 30 September - 15 October, 1948 (1). It included displays of 'pottery, advertising and industrial design, furniture, costume, ornaments, paintings, fabrics and silverware' by James Linton, Frances Burke, Gordon Andrews, Steven Kalmar, Richards and Buchanan, Allan Lowe and Professor George Korody.

    The catalogue and invitation were designed by Gordon Andrews who designed numerous David Jones art gallery catalogues during the late 1940s.

    Anne-Marie van de Ven, Curator, June 2013

    (1) Bruce Ramage, A gallery within a Department Store - Origins and development of David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney, Fine Arts IV Dissertation, University of Sydney, 1982

    Summary

    Object No.

    89/735-10/2

    Object Statement

    Exhibition catalogue, '7 designers / David Jones' Art Gallery', paper, designed by Gordon Andrews, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1948

    Physical Description

    Exhibition catalogue, '7 designers', paper, catalogue designed by Gordon Andrews, Sydney, New South Wales, 1948, listing the names of the seven participating designers James Linton, Frances Burke, Gordon Andrews, [Steven] Kalmar, Richards and Buchanan, Allan Lowe and Professor George Korody.

    The catalogue is formed with 6 pages between a cardboard cover. All are folded in half and stapled. The cover is grey cardboard printed in white with '7 designers / David Jones' Gallery'. Circles have been cut our of the cover to reveal the page beneath. The page beneath is printed in red with a design which places a white hand to align with the cut out circle in the cover above. the catalogue

    Marks

    No marks

    Dimensions

    Height

    115 mm

    Width

    137 mm

    History

    Notes

    Note - work in this catalogue by James Linton is by James A B Linton not JWR Linton, his father.

    Cite this Object

    Harvard

    '7 Designers' exhibition catalogue 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 5 March 2021, <https://ma.as/99660>

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