From the collection of award-winning Australian costume designer Marion Boyce (Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries and The Dressmaker) and developed in conjunction with QUT, comes an exhibition of over 40 bridal gowns from 1860 to 1970, The Bowerbird and The Bride.
Marion Boyce has been collecting garments she loves since childhood; her vast collection of fashion, accessories and other curiosities grown through years of astute buying from surprising places around the world also including donations from family, friends and fans. The recent gift of a number of period and vintage wedding dresses inspired Marion to dig into the abundant store of what she calls her treasures and create The Bowerbird and The Bride.
More than a history lesson on a century of Australian wedding fashion, The Bowerbird and The Bride is an incredible insight into how Marion weaves together fact and fiction, conjuring forth fascinating characters and stories from every piece of clothing. From period and vintage wedding dresses to a stunning array of headpieces, bouquets and other restored accessories, this exhibition brings to life each ensemble in a series of vignettes filled with beauty, nostalgia, and often mischief and whimsy.IMPORTANT INFORMATION• Tickets for The Bowerbird and The Bride are dated and timed to avoid overcrowding of the exhibition• Please arrive within 15 minutes of your designated time-slot. If you are late, please see staff at the exhibition entry to be placed in next available session• Final admission into exhibition is at 2.00pm daily• Pass outs are not available• Bags larger than A3, food and drink are not permitted in the exhibition area
Standard $26.00Pensioner & Full-time Student (ID required) $23.50
12th July - 19th August 2018Daily timed entry at :10.00am, 10.30am, 11.00am, 11.30am, 12.00pm, 12.30pm, 1.00pm, 1.30pm, 2.00pm
Please note the exhibition will be closed on Wednesday 15th August 2018 (Ekka Public Holiday)
Old Government House,2 George Street, Brisbane
Group booking of 10 or more people $20.Make a group booking enquiryor phone QTIX Groupson 07 3840 7466.
Please call Old Government House on 07 3138 8005 to obtain information about accessibility and advise of any special needs.