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Historic Decoration Study Days, in association with the HHA

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 Tradition and Innovation in Interior Decoration: English Style past and present

Venue: Syon House

Friday 5 May -Stephen Calloway


Morning Session 1 - Historic and exotic in town and country: revivals and recreations in decoration.

Morning session 2 - The rise of interior decoration and the and the English Country House Look.


[Lunch]

Afternoon Session 1 - Telling details: the arrangement of pictures, furniture and objects in rooms, then and now.

Afternoon Session 2 - Tour of the house

Stephen Calloway is an art historian, curator and writer. From 1974-2013 he was a curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, specialising in the fine and decorative arts of the nineteenth and early twentieth-century, with particular interest in the history of taste, collecting and interior decoration
He has curated many exhibitions at the V&A and elsewhere, including Aubrey Beardsley, the centenary show in 1998, Rex Whistler: The Triumph of Fancy (Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, 2006) and The Cult of Beauty, the V&As major exhibition on the Aesthetic Movement (2011);

In addition to exhibition projects, he divides his time between writing, lecturing and broadcasting, and has also been called upon as a consultant for period films and the arrangement of real interiors. His books include Twentieth Century Decoration; The Elements of Style; Baroque, Baroque: The Culture of Excess and Traditional Style: How to Recreate the Traditional Period Home. In addition to scholarly articles, he also writes regularly for magazines including The World of Interiors and House and Garden.

This study day is aimed at anyone with an interest in the correct use of historic interior decoration, including architects, interior designers, property developers, curators and historic home-owners, or anyone with an interest in this area.

The day starts at 10 a.m. and finishes at 5 p.m. It includes coffee on arrival, lunch in the Garden Kitchen Restaurant and tea in the Green Drawing Room.

The cost of this study day is £180.00 (incl. VAT) payable in advance. Cancellations made less than 4 weeks prior to the event will be subject to a 50% cancellation charge.  Cancellations made less than 2 weeks prior to the event are non-refundable.

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The History of Interior Proportions and Plaster Mouldings
Venue: Syon House
Friday 10th March 2017 - Hugh Petter and David Harrison

Morning - Talk on the origins of the Classical Orders of architecture and their importance in interior design.

Afternoon - David Harrison from Hayles and Howe will give a talk on the history of plaster mouldings, how they were made and applied. He will focus on the mouldings  suitable for period houses today, finishing with a demonstration.


Hugh Petter is a recognised authority on classical and traditional architecture with a broad range of experience. He works throughout Britain, Italy, the Caribbean, North America and Russia. He has published various articles and essays on architectural subjects and is a visiting tutor to several colleges in the UK and abroad. He is a Vice-Chairman of The Georgian Group.

David Harrison is the Managing Director of Hayles and Howe, a renowned ornamental plasterwork and scagliola company, specialising in the conservation and restoration of theatres, churches and public buildings.

David has been responsible for recreating many stunning Robert Adam interiors, including replicating in detail the Library at Kenwood House and the Anti-Room at Syon House, for a client in Pueblo, Colorado (the works included research and manufacture of the ceilings, cornices, statues and malachite scagliola columns). 


This study day is aimed at anyone with an interest in the correct use of historic interior decoration, including architects, interior designers, property developers, curators and historic home-owners, or anyone with an interest in this area.

The day starts at 10 a.m. and finishes at 5 p.m. It includes coffee on arrival, lunch in the Garden Kitchen Restaurant and tea in the Green Drawing Room.

The cost of this study day is £180.00 (incl. VAT) payable in advance.

Cancellations made less than 4 weeks prior to the event will be subject to a 50% cancellation charge. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks prior to the event are non-refundable.


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