Cocktail Hour | Ian Potter Museum of Art

Cocktail Hour

13 Feb 2019

Valentine’s Day at The Potter’s Cocktail Hour saw visitors transported back to the 1950s, sipping on a Four Pillars Gin tasting or a gin cocktail surrounded by Clement Meadmore’s innovative furniture designs  in the Potter’s exhibition Clement Meadmore: The art of mid-century design.

Mid-century tastemakers sought to shape post-war Melbourne into a thriving and cosmopolitan city. For just over a decade, Clement Meadmore produced a small range of innovative furniture and lighting designs, popular with architects, artists and designers of the period.The iconic designs in this exhibition – including chairs, tables, light fixtures and graphics – are enlivened by archival images and documents, alongside interviews with the artist’s family and colleagues connected to the Melbourne art, jazz and design scenes of the period.

Clement Meadmore: The art of mid-century design showcases Meadmore’s rich design practice and shines a light on the important cultural shifts that shaped mid-century Melbourne.