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Clement Meadmore and mid-century Melbourne design

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06 December 2018, 11:00am12:00pm
Location North Rotunda
The Gateway

Discover rare ephemera designed by Clement Meadmore in this behind-the-scenes viewing of treasures from the Library’s collection. State Library Creative Fellows Jeromie Maver and Dean Keep will share how the Library’s collection inspired their exhibition on the modernist designer’s work. The Clement Meadmore: The art of mid-century design public program is presented in partnership with The Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne.

About Clement Meadmore

Clement Meadmore’s monumental public sculptures are displayed in cities around the world, and he is well known for his contribution to the language of Modernist sculpture in Australia. Meadmore started designing and making furniture in 1951 and throughout the following two decades produced a range of innovative furniture and lighting designs, popular with elite architects of the time.

About Dean Keep and Jeromie Maver

Dean Keep is a lecturer and researcher at Swinburne University, where he teaches across a range of media disciplines including digital video and audio, digital imaging, convergence cultures and multi-platform narratives. He holds a Masters by Research degree and has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals, and curated a number of contemporary art exhibitions.

Jeromie Maver is a researcher and collector of Australian mid-century design. Along with Dean Keep, he has spent the last eight years building an archive of print materials, ephemera and interviews relating to this period. While currently focused on the design practice of Clement Meadmore, he also has an interest in the émigré designers of the 1950s, and in particular the design oeuvre of Professor George Korody and the Sydney-based atelier Artes Studio.

Visit the Ian Potter Museum of Art website for more information about their upcoming event Curators Perspective: Clement Meadmore – The art of mid–century design which will take place on 1 December.