Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bags of style

There is a huge amount happening in the lead up to Christmas.  I just wanted to firstly post about a few date-specific events.
Textile designer Nicola Cerini is having a last ever bag sale tomorrow and Friday at the Antique Bookstore at Abbotsford Convent - she'll also be selling other wares but this is the last chance to nab one of her bags as she is stopping production.
Image via Heide website
The Arthur Boyd: Brides exhibition opens at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Bulleen this Saturday and I'm thrilled they've appointed a female Director, Kirsty Grant, who starts in the new year to replace Jason Smith who has gone to GOMA.  The Brides work by Arthur Boyd is one of the most poignant artworks I know depicting Australia's racial divide with indigenous people using an invented love story.  Also on Saturday is the Arden Street Strawberry Fair from 9.30am - 2.30pm at the Rosanna Uniting Church in Arden Crescent although this year it will be competing with election day sausage sizzles (don't forget to vote!).
Image via MUP website
The Robin Boyd Foundation Open Day is on Sunday - the design discussion is sold out but one of leading architect Sean Godsell's Favourite Houses will be open - the Snelleman House in Ivanhoe. Architecture was recently explained to me as science meeting art and many of the modernist houses on show are exactly that.  Also on Sunday is the Strictly Vintage market at Northcote Town Hall with a talk at 12pm on 1930s ladies fashion by Nicole Jenkins from Circa Vintage who incidentally has just released her book 'Style is Eternal'.
Image via
Finally, if you love antiques as I do it's nice to know Amanda Addams in Kew is holding their last auction for the year on Monday 1 December at 6.30pm with a viewing on Saturday from 11am - 4pm.   Mr Rosanna and I were hoping to make it to her auction house before it moved from Bulleen but never quite made it.  And while I'm on the topic of antiques if you like Art Deco as I do then Online Antiques in Daylesford, Deco Heaven in Tyabb, Fabrile in Armadale (next to the fabulous Armadale Antique Centre) and Prism Lighting are also fantastic.

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