Art Deco in Albury: Photography by Dirk HR Spenneman

When: Wednesday 5 December - Sunday 20 January 2019

Where: LibraryMuseum, Corner of Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury

Price: FREE

Art Deco in Albury, an exhibition that explores Art Deco style in regional Australia, using Albury as the epitome of how Australians interpreted, loved, collected and lived the Art Deco from 1920s to the end of the 1930s.

The Art Deco Movement broke with tradition, exchanging elaborate decoration and detailing, for linear symmetry, strong lines and streamlined forms. The clean, sparse lines of Art Deco architecture were meant to invoke a sense of progress; of looking to the future.

Art Deco is about fun and frivolity, colour, design and essentially style. Art Deco is opulence, a time of ocean liners and streamlined Chrysler’s, Bakelite, cigarette cases and class. This was Albury’s golden time where we said goodbye to the Victorian “country town” attitude and became a modern city.

Image:  Onwards and Upwards by Dirk HR Spenneman, 2011
Metallic Print,  War Memorial, Monument Hill, Albury