With a scarcity of autobiographical documentation available detailing the experiences of those who designed for, or owned, historical Australian fashion labels, the Miniature fashion garments offer a unique way to combat this absence.
From a series of interviews with Australian designers and those who worked at once famous fashion houses dating back to the 1930s, you will be guided by their memories through digital scrapbooks accessible through miniature mannequins.
The experience, created by Tom McEvoy, seeks to re-enliven the inspirations, intentions and emotional appeal of the garments they produced to celebrate their artistry and achievements.
The session will commence in the Como Ballroom where there will be a short introductory talk by Tom McEvoy at the beginning of each session at 10.00am and 1.00pm. You will then be free to browse the digital stories via miniature mannequins and then visit the Miniatures exhibition.
Your ticket includes entry into the Como Ballroom for the talk and access to the Stories of Fashion in Miniature stories as well as entry into the Doll House: Miniature Worlds of Wonder Exhibition.
The digital component can be viewed on all devices that are able to scan QR. Please bring headphones to enjoy the optimum experience.
About Tom McEvoy
Tom McEvoy is a research artist exploring experimental fashion theory in the realm of historical Australian fashion labels. His work focuses on developing ways to connect a digital generation with the lost world of Australian fashion stories deeply embedded in garments. He questions how to fuse identities of the past into those of the present; to enrich self-expression as a form of historical cultural ownership. Tom has explored these ideas through agentive archive presentations for the Melbourne Fashion Festival, Museum Victoria, National Trust and received a Masters scholarship to further his studies at the School of Fashion at RMIT which he is now completing.
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All tickets purchased to the exhibition support the conservation work by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) on their own ‘life-size’ doll houses.
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Visit The Stables of Como for a modern menu featuring timeless dishes reminiscent of childhood and home comforts, prepared from fresh seasonal produce harvested from the organic kitchen garden.
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Shop unique and locally handcrafted giftware and see the colour infused artwork of our Artist in Residence, Emilia Storm.
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Tickets for Doll House: Stories of Fashion in Miniature can be booked here.
|Ticket Information||Ticket Price|
|Family (2A and 2C - $55)||AUD 14|
|National Trust Member - Adult||AUD 20|
|National Trust Member - Concession||AUD 18|
|National Trust Member - Child||AUD 7|
|National Trust Member - Family ($50)||AUD 13|
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