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.
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.