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Sun 2 June 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ArtsNational Cairns Lecture – “How we got Ikea! Scandinavian Design 1880-1960” with Anne Anderson


This is the story of how Norway, Sweden and Denmark looked to the British Arts and Crafts movement for design reform and influenced how Scandinavian design came of age in the 1950s. Scandinavian modern offered an ideal lifestyle for the post-war era, based on clean lines, natural materials and the notion that ‘less is more’.


An Arts Society lecturer since 1994 Anne was senior lecturer at Southampton Solent University and is currently Hon Associate Professor at Exeter University, a tutor for the Victoria and Albert Learning Academy, and Ceramics Consultant for Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum. Anne has published on Art Deco teapots, the Pre-Raphaelites, Edward Burne-Jones, and Art Nouveau architecture. She held various fellowships and has curated national exhibitions, the most recent Beyond the Brotherhood; the Pre-Raphaelite Legacy (2019-20).


Where: Stratford Library Meeting Room, 11 Kamerunga Road.


Time: Arrive at 1:30pm for a 2.00pm start


Cost: $25 for visitors per lecture / $135 Annual Membership includes all 8 lectures and free refreshments.


Free refreshments are provided at the conclusion of the talk.


For more information visit ArtsNational Cairns (formerly ADFAS Cairns) website.


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Sun 2 June 2024
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Stratford Library Meeting Room
411 Kamerunga Rd
Stratford, Queensland 4870 Australia
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