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Grant and Mary Featherston: Design for Life (exhibition review, Heide Museum of Modern Art)

J Eckett

Memo Review | Published : 2018

Abstract

Reviews the exhibition 'Design for Life: Grant and Mary Featherston', at the Heide Museum of Modern Art (30 June – 7 October 2018). Contextualises the exhibition against a resurgence of interest in modernist Australian furniture design and questions the monographic rather than duographic focus on Grant Featherston, rather than Grant and Mary Featherston. Also queries some of the curatorial claims for Featherston's originality, in the face of evidence suggesting the great impact of certain overseas designers.

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