A visit into the city for a morning appointment turned into a good excuse for an impromptu visit to the Queensland Art Gallery to see the California Design 1930-1965 exhibit. Fresh from its appearance in Auckland, this touring exhibition was conceived at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and displayed there in the latter half of 2011.
It’s a beautifully staged display. There is furniture and fashion, ceramics and jewellery, art work for album covers, book sleeves, magazines and catalogues, not to forget house plans, household objects and children’s toys. A shiny aluminium Airstream Clipper graces the area outside the exhibition entry.
Armed only with my iPhone (another Californian design), I captured a few images, grateful for the fact that many of the best galleries around the world have abandoned any no photography policies they had in the past.
California Design is at QAG until 9 February 2014.