[Exhibition] ABC Costumes at Rippon Lea

The other night, Tim and I went to the launch of the Glen Eira Storytelling Festival at Rippon Lea – and were amongst the first to see an exhibition of ABC wardrobe costumes from many decades, on display in the mansion.

From the National Trust’s site:
As an umbrella event for the Glen Eira Council’s Story Telling Festival, Rippon Lea House & Gardens is hosting an exhibition of 20-25 costumes from ABC programs from decades past. Costumes play an integral part of storytelling on Screen. The ABC has produced and presented some of the best television on Australian screens and this exhibition offers a rare opportunity to view some of the costumes that help transport us into the those filmic worlds.

What: ABC TV – Wardrobe Archives Exhibition.
When: June 17th to June 30th. You can see opening times here.
Where: Rippon Lea house, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick
Cost: free with entry to the mansion (adults $15, concession $12, children $9)
More information: see the National Trust website.

There are still a few seats left for my talk next week in the Rippon Lea ballroom, on “Storytelling through ’20s and ’30s fashion”, seating will be at tables and is only $25 per person: perfect for a pleasant morning tea with friends. Book here.

Here are some pics from the ABC costume exhibition – they look surprisingly at home in the sumptuous surrounds of Rippon Lea.

You might recognise number five, one of the Phryne Fisher costumes and be pleased to know that an exhibition of her costumes is coming soon – from September 7th, also at Rippon Lea.

This will be a large exhibition of costumes from “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries” TV series and I can’t wait to see them in person. Sure to be very popular, I know many people who have been itching for an exhibition.

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