Delightfully Deco Albury




About the exhibition

Delightfully Deco Albury was a blockbuster exhibition which showcased Albury's embrace of Art Deco in the 1920s and 1930s.

The exhibition focused on regional Australia's experience of the hedonistic Jazz Age, with its Hollywood movies, cocktail bars, luxury ocean liners and futuristic skyscrapers.

It featured iconic objects lent by local collectors alongside museum-quality works from major private collections in Melbourne and Sydney, encompassing art, fashion, household items and much more.

Delightfully Deco was curated by Albury born and raised Tracey Judd Iva, a leading authority on Art Deco and former International Curator at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Total Attendance: 28,634


  • Opening event with Deco dress code
  • Exhibition talks
  • Weekly exhibition tours and school tours
  • Art Deco film nights at the LibraryMuseum
  • CBD walking tours of Art Deco architecture
  • Expert and collector talksFurther information

Albury LibraryMuseum and Lavington Library have a great collection of books on Art Deco and modernism. 

Buy the Delightfully Deco Albury catalogue for $25.00 (+P&H) which includes essays by curator Tracy Judd Iva, President of the Art Deco and Modernism Society, Robin Grow, Visual Arts Coordinator Bianca Acimovic and Collections Coordinator Bridget Guthrie.

See more images of the exhibition at the MAMA Flickr page