The Bowerbird & The Bride - Old Government House, 2 George Street, Brisbane - Tickets

The Bowerbird & The Bride
Venue Old Government House, 2 George Street, Brisbane
Dates From 12 Jul to 19 Aug 2018

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.

• 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

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Standard $26.00
Pensioner & Full-time Student (ID required) $23.50

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