Thursday, June 11, 2015

Deco delights

I am loving watching Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries on the ABC at the moment and I suspect it appeals to a lot of women of a certain age like myself.  While the acting and plot lines might not always be spectacular, the period costumes by award winner designer Marion Boyce are simply sublime.
Image via missfisherexhibition.com.au
While it's not in the north-east, you can see the related costume exhibition at the Rippon Lea mansion in Elsternwick until 30 September this year and I am hoping to make it there at some stage before the exhibition finishes.  The Rippon Lea Estate in and of itself is worth visiting and I've been lucky enough to attend a wedding there in the past.
Rippon Lea Estate image via Wikipedia
There is also a series of related Festival of Phryne events including Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Pop Up Speakeasy taking place this Friday night at the Old Melbourne Gaol as well as the Series 3 Gala Finale Screening at ACMI Federation Square on Friday 26 June.  Both of these events are ticketed and you need to book.
Image via smilesolutions.com.au
While I'm on the topic of Art Deco, you can do a 1932 cafe tour in the magnificent Manchester Unity Building over the Open House Melbourne weekend of 25 & 26 July.

Finally Halcyon Days: Heide in the 1940s opens on 20 June and runs until 13 September at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Bulleen highlighting this heady period of extraordinary creative achievement and cultural change in the history of Heide.

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