Exclusive reader private view of Art Deco by the Sea

PUBLISHED: 17:07 20 February 2020

New Brighton & Wallasey Artwork by Septimus Edwin Scott, published by London Midland and Scottish Railway Company Poster 1923 - 1947 (copyright: National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library)

New Brighton & Wallasey Artwork by Septimus Edwin Scott, published by London Midland and Scottish Railway Company Poster 1923 - 1947 (copyright: National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library)

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Join us and the Sainsbury Centre project curator for a special after-hours tour of this beautiful exhibition

The first major exhibition of the year at the Sainsbury Centre is Art Deco by the Sea, a fabulous display of work from this glamorous period. We have joined the Sainsbury Centre to offer readers an exclusive evening private viewing, led by one of the project curators, Lisa Newby.

Readers will gather at the centre for refreshments and an introduction to the beautiful collection before touring the show after the exhibition has been closed to the public.

It will be a rare chance to view the exhibits with the expert knowledge of Lisa Newby on hand to make the experience truly special.

The show celebrates iconic examples of seaside architecture, from hotels and apartment blocks, to piers, cinemas and lidos, and reveals how Art Deco became the key style for pleasure, leisure and entertainment, through some 130 works including paintings, posters, brochures, drawings, photographs, fashion, furniture, ceramics and textiles.

This unique event will be on Thursday, March 19, from 6pm until 8pm. Tickets are £24.95 and are limited to just 25 for the evening.

Tickets can be reserved by calling Liza Koroleva on 01603 772819 or by emailing liza.koroleva@archant.co.uk

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Dazzling display of Art Nouveau

Another stylish exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre opens this month with Art Nouveau: The Nature of Dreams. The exhibition will focus on the formation of Art Nouveau as an artistic practice and its spread across Europe as the dominant force in architecture and design between 1890 and 1914.

Through the treasures of the Anderson Collection at the Sainsbury Centre and those from other lenders, the exhibition will showcase English masterpieces in avant-garde design to explore its importance and influence on Art Nouveau around the world.

The role of nature will be another key focus of the exhibition. The theme of translating plants into patterns will be explored as a defining feature of the modern style.

The exhibition will include ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery, paintings, posters and prints, sculpture, and textiles.

The artists and designers will include: Aubrey Beardsley, Edward Burne Jones, René Lalique, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin; Hector Guimard, Charles Rennie Mackintosh; William Morris, Gabriel Dante Rossetti and Louis Comfort Tiffany.

From March 29 to September 13. sainsburycentre.ac.uk

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