Establishing decorating firms in London and New York, Daniel Cottier co-founded the Australian decorating firm, Lyon, Cottier & Co. in 1873, with John Lamb Lyon, who moved from Melbourne to Sydney. This lecture reveals how the firm brought elements of the Aesthetic movement to Australia and explores its stained glass, painted decorated interiors, including Melbourne's Gothic Bank of Collins Street and its residential chambers, and the State rooms of Government House, Sydney.
ANDREW MONTANA is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow with the Australian National University and was a senior lecturer in Art History for almost 20 years. The author of books, chapters and articles, he engages with the intersections of art, architecture, design and decorative art in his research.
Montana has spoken previously at TJC on BALLET FANTASIAS | Loudon Sainthill’s Decorative Art (2014). His is the author of FANTASY MODERN: Loudon Sainthill’s Theatre of Art and Life (NewSouth, 2013).
Montana’s most recent publication, along with Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, Max Donnelly, and Suzanne Veldink, is DANIEL COTTIER: Designer, Decorator, Dealer (May 2021) and will be available to order through our SHOP.
This lecture is presented on-site at The Johnston Collection. Please see your ticket for details.
Image: Stencilled and painted Library ceiling detail image by Lyon, Wells, Cottier & Co. from Verdon's chambers above the Gothic Bank of Collins Street, Melbourne, 1887. Image supplied.