April 2019

Riviera paradise: art, design and pleasure in the 20th century

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 11:00
Assembly House
Theatre Street Norwich NR2 1RQ

Discusses the mix of art, design and fashion and interiors on the Riviera of the 1920s


In the early 1920s the Riviera became a liberated playground where visual art and design merged with the worlds of fashion, theatre and interiors


Ms Mary Alexander

Thirty years' experience as a lecturer, with a BA in History and History of Art and a MA with distinction in History of Art from University College London. Experience includes public lectures in museums, tutoring for the Open University, visiting lecturer at Christie's Education in London, museum curator at Platt Hall, the Gallery of Costume, Manchester. Now a freelance lecturer to various arts, heritage and antiquarian societies. She also worked in Pentagram design consultancy in London and New York, organising conferences and special events. Author of various articles on design and visual awareness issues, her background combines an unusual blend of academic and visual communications skills. Lectured for ADFAS Australia and New Zealand in 2011, 2013 and 2016. Mary is an enthusiastic member and President of Glaven Valley DFAS.