Don't you just love it … No not the mini digger or the cop car or even the workmen taking a break sitting on the footpath under the verandah. Just look past all that to the lovely Spanish Mission style building behind. Harvey's Building or to be more accurate, the former Harvey's Building. It is now the Hastings Community Arts Centre. It was designed by Albert Garnett and built in 1933 and inside there is this marvellous Art Deco skylight.
Spanish Mission Hastings - Styles of Five Decades, Peter Shaw & Peter Hallett, Cosmos Publications, Napier, 1991
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.