Grant and Mary Featherston are icons of modern design in Australia.
The design power couple led the modernist charge in Australia from the 1950s onwards, making beautiful, elegant and simple furniture that was also practical. Their work features in Design for Life: Grant and Mary Featherston, a new exhibition at Heide that explores their legacy.
In conjunction with the exhibition, a panel of experts will come together at Swinburne University of Technology on Saturday September 8 to discuss “key social issues in contemporary design” as well as take questions from the audience. Participants include Dr Nanette Carter, senior lecturer, School of Design, Swinburne University of Technology; Dr Denise Whitehouse, co-curator of Design for Life: Grant and Mary Featherston, Ewan McEoin, senior curator of contemporary design, National Gallery of Victoria; and Jeremy McLeod, director of Breathe Architecture, and organiser of the Nightingale sustainable housing project. Tickets to the panel discussion include admission to the museum.
From 2pm to 4pm.
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