Deco at the Beach July 2008 - The Twentieth Century Heritage

Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW Inc
Deco at the Beach
A day at the beach became an entrenched
feature of many Australian’s leisure time
during the early decades of the twentieth
century, coinciding with the rise and
spread of the Art Deco style across the
world. In Sydney everyday life and
modern style overlapped as members of
the artistic community found life at the
beach a rich resource and interpreted it
in various ways into what may be this
country’s unique contribution to the Art
Deco style.
This presentation explores beach culture and the many works of art, ranging from
graphic design to literature and sculpture, which it inspired.
Friday 22 August 2008 from 7.00 p.m.
Presented by Roy Lumby B Arch M Arch
President of the Society
This illustrated talk will take place in the Briefing Rooms at the Powerhouse Museum,
Harris Street, Ultimo. Enter from Macarthur Street at the southern end of the Museum,
through the lattice gates just before the Security Kiosk.
Afterwards we encourage you to stay for a light supper, tea and coffee which is included
in the cost of admission.
Cost: $10.00 for members/affiliates, $15.00 for non-members. Bookings are essential via
voicemail on Tel: (02) 9878 2511, by Fax: (02) 9877 5533 or by e-mail at: Your bookings on these numbers will guarantee a place, we
will only contact you if there is a change to the arrangements.
© - The Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW Inc - Sydney - 2008