Truth, Beauty & Utility Exhibition

Liz Pidgeon

13 August, 2021

The new exhibition from Heidelberg Historical Society has opened. Truth, Beauty & Utility: the Arts & Crafts Movement in Heidelberg traces the Arts & Crafts Movement. From the sudden craze for Japanese-inspired decoration in the 1880s to the non-historical ‘Art Nouveau’ of 1900, to the rugged Californian bungalow of 1920—all as seen in our local Heidelberg and Ivanhoe area. Truth, Beauty & Utility is now open at the Heidelberg Historical Society Old Courthouse Museum, Jika Street Heidelberg and can be viewed on Sundays from 2 pm to 5 pm. Entry $5.00.

To prepare for your visit or for further inspiration afterwards- check out these books from our collection:

Art Nouveau by Julian Beecroft, 2018

Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the art of the four by Roger Billciffe, 2017

May Morris: arts & crafts designer by May Morris, 2017

Arts & Craft: masterpieces of art by Michael Robinson, 2015

Anarchy & beauty: William Morris and his legacy, 1860-1960 by Fiona MacCarthy, 2014

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