ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Friday 1 February 2013

Fashion Frock Stars in Broken Hill from Sydney Powerhouse Museum

'Frock Stars' Inside Australian Fashion Week exhibition opens tonight at the Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre).  The show is a travelling exhibition from the powerhouse museum Sydney (powerhouse museum) and has been described as "an exciting and immersive insight into the history and highlights of this major event" (Australian Fashion Week).

courtesy powerhouse museum website Stefan Gosatti / Getty Images Entertainment

some of the 'Frock Stars' exhibits

powerhouse museum collaborated with IMG Fashion to create the exhibition which takes you behind the scenes of Australia's most prestigious annual fashion event Australian Fashion Week. The exhibition includes garments from key designers such as Zimmermann, Akira Isogawa, Collette Dinnigan and Ksubi.

For more details see link here to the Media Release from Broken Hill City Council's website. 

Opening night photos to come shortly after the event tonight.  The exhibition's curator Glynis Jones from powerhouse museum will officially open the show later today.

Julia Carroll  the project manager for the travelling exhibition installation was quoted in the 'Barrier Daily Truth' today as saying "it (the exhibition) has broad appeal".

'Frock Stars' is supported by Visions of Australia and Contemporary Touring Initiative, an Australian Government program which supports touring exhibitions through funding assistance to enable touring of cultural material across Australia.

The exhibition details are as follows -

Dates/time:         1 February - 17 June 2013 (opening night 1 February at 6.30 pm all welcome)
                           Monday - Friday 10 am - 4.45 pm, Saturday/Sunday 1-4.45 pm

Venue:                Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre)
                           2 Bromide Street, corner Crystal Street, Broken Hill
more of the 'Frock Stars' exhibits including
Iced VoVo dress (centre) by Romance Was Born
and Ice Blue knot dress pleated dress by Dion Lee

Contact:             (08) 8080 3500

Entry:                  Entry fee for the GeoCentre is $5 for adults.

The GeoCentre also houses a famous 42kg silver nugget and an equally famous Silver Tree as well as many other interesting exhibits.

The GeoCentre is well worth a visit in its own right.

Cheers, Jane D     

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