INSPIRED DESIGN | Decorative Arts from Europe and North America with Robert Reason

Thursday 12 Sep 2013, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Robert Reason will talk about inspired design through treasures from the European and North American decorative arts collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia. Reason will examine the Gallery’s particularly rich British collection of rare, beautiful and sometimes quirky objects from a 500 year span, and covers ceramics, textiles, metalwork, furniture, jewellery and glass. The lecture will discuss an Elizabethan Standing salt, a Thomas Tompion Clock, Chelsea porcelain toys and the unique William Morris collection.

ROBERT REASON is Curator, European and Australian Decorative Arts at the Art Gallery of South Australia and Affiliate Lecturer in the School of History and Politics at the University of Adelaide. He has been a Board member and Chair of Craft Australia and attended the Attingham Summer School in 2008.

This lecture is kindly supported by The Friends of The Johnston Collection.

Standing salt, 1583 84 (possibly a bull’s head maker’s mark), London, England Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, gift of Gladys Penfold Hyland in memory of her husband Frank, 1964 26 

SOLD OUT This event is currently at capacity. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please email or call The Johnston Collection on (03) 9416 2515 and we will contact you if places become available.