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The Spoken Object by Dr Gene Sherman – a new book on fashion, jewellery, design and architecture

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Leading Australian cultural advocate Dr Gene Sherman has released a beautiful new book documenting her life, work, architecture and design achievements – plus her art, jewellery and fashion collections.

Sherman shares intimate accounts of her journey in her own words and is joined by many internationally renowned and influential art world commentators, curators, fashion designers, and educators who have contributed incisive essays — rich with personal anecdotes — on the impressive cultural trajectory of this world-renowned art advocate and academic, collector and philanthropist.

Beautifully photographed throughout, The Spoken Object features many previously unseen pictures of Sherman, along with photographs of her personal collections, iconic fashion items and jewellery, significant art and sculpture, designer furniture, significant architecture, including the beautifully designed interiors of the stunning home she lives in and shared with her late husband, Brian Sherman.

Catch her event at the Design Museum, Kensington from Oct-Nov 2022 – click here for details.

Read her latest interview, in the FT, here.

About the Author

Dr Gene Sherman AM is a leading Australian cultural figure and philanthropist. She is founder, executive and artistic director of the Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas (SCCI), established in 2017 as a cultural-exchange platform focusing on contemporary fashion and architecture. For more than two decades, Gene Sherman was director and proprietor of Sherman Galleries, a commercial gallery with a focus on artists from Australia, the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. She was chair and executive director of the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, presenting scores of projects by significant visual practitioners across art, architecture, fashion, film and design from the Asia Pacific, Australia and the Middle East.

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