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Clement Meadmore c. 1952
Private collection, Melbourne
For just over a decade beginning in the 1950s, Clement Meadmore produced a small range of innovative furniture and lighting designs, popular with architects, artists and designers. Modern homes designed by architects such as Robin Boyd and Peter McIntyre were not complete without Meadmore furniture or lighting, often placed alongside pieces by other renowned designers Frances Burke and Grant Featherston.
See pieces newly attributed to Meadmore along side his iconic designs with a range of archival material, much of this important material on display for the first time.
Join guest curators Dean Keep and Jeromie Maver for a lively overview of this period in Meadmore’s life, including anecdotes from interviews with his colleagues, family and avid collectors.
Dean Keep is a lecturer/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 published in peer-reviewed academic journals, and curated a number of contemporary art exhibitions.
Dean has advised on Australian design history for Powerhouse Museum, Ian Potter: NGV Australia and the CAE and he maintains an Australian mid-century design blog that has attracted over 100,000 views.
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.
Jeromie has advised on Australian design history for the Powerhouse Museum, Ian Potter: NGV Australia and Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest. He also provides research support to Dean Keep's Australian mid-century design blog, and is currently an honours student at RMIT University.