By Sarah Richardson, Keeper of Art, Laing Art Gallery

Installation view of Art Deco by the Sea, main gallery. All rights reserved to artists. Photo credit: Colin Davison
Installation view of marble hall, Laing Art Gallery. Dodgem, Chicken Joe’s roundstall and Traylens Noah’s Ark motorbike on loan from Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, Devon. Photo credit: Colin Davison
Installation view of Art Deco by the Sea, Watercolour Gallery. All rights reserved to artists. Photo credit: Colin Davison
East Coast Joys no. 1–6 (LNER posters) by Tom Purvis (1931). On loan from Science Museum Group. Photo credit: Colin Davison
Installation view of lido set, main gallery. Swimming caps and props on loan from SCVA, swimming costumes on loan from Southend Museum Service. Photo credit: Colin Davison
Entertainment programmes, various artists and publishers. Photo credit: Colin Davison
Gathering Shell Fish, St Servan, 1932, James Walker Tucker © the copyright holder. From the collection of the Laing Art Gallery (left) and Marine Set, 1936, Edward Alexander Wadsworth © Estate of Edward Wadsworth. All rights reserved, DACS 2020 (right)
Hiking, 1936, James Walker Tucker © the copyright holder. From the collection of the Laing Art Gallery
Installation view of evening dresses, on loan from Southend Museums Service. Photo credit: Colin Davison
Installation view, watercolour gallery. A selection of photographs of North East art deco architecture and North East Coast Exhibition. Photo credit: Colin Davison
Chair, 1933 by Gerald Summers. On loan from SCVA (left) and Installation view, catwalk furniture, on loan from: SCVA; The Private Collection of Geoffrey Bowers, Broadstairs, Kent; Royal Pavillion & Museums, Brighton and Hove; Private Collection, England. Photo credit: Colin Davison (right)
Leaping Deer vase, Carter, Stabler & Adams Ltd, c.1935 (left) and EKCO AD-76 circular radio, Coates, 1935 (right) — both ® John Clark
Ceramics and glass in Watercolour Gallery. Photo credit: Colin Davison

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