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VIC – Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary

15/05/2021 @ 9:30 am - 16/05/2021 @ 12:00 pm AEST

Bendigo Art Gallery

42 View Street Bendigo

From March 2021, Bendigo Art Gallery will present Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary, a retrospective exhibition on the iconic British fashion designer Dame Mary Quant. 

Bendigo is the exclusive Australian venue for this exhibition from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The exhibition explores the years between 1955 and 1975, when Mary Quant revolutionised the high street, harnessing the youthful spirit of the sixties and new mass production techniques to create a new look for women. Drawing on the V&A’s extensive fashion holdings, Dame Mary Quant’s Archive and private collections, the exhibition brings together over 110 garments as well as accessories, cosmetics, sketches, photographs and even Quant’s own line of fashion dolls, known as Daisy dolls, a rival to Barbie.

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This is a weekend away with something for everyone.

We will meet at the BP service Station Calder Hwy, Keilor adjacent to Calder Park Raceway, from 9:30am for morning tea and depart at 10am.

We will be travelling to Bendigo on secondary roads via Macedon, Woodend, Kyneton via Tylden then on to Castlemaine for lunch and  a look around The Restorers Barn before departing for Harcourt where we will visit the Morris Minor Museum and have coffee.

We will then travel on to Bendigo and book in to our hotel and the rest of the afternoon is yours to explore Bendigo.

We are having dinner at the motel with some light entertainment to test your general knowledge on cars and fashion.

Sunday after breakfast we will visit the Mary Quant exhibition at 10am.

Our guide for the exhibition will be a lecturer in fashion from Bendigo TAFE who will speak on the fashion and the times that surrounded Mary Quant .

We have reserved 10 rooms at the Quality Hotel Lakeside (Tel:03 5445 5300) for you to book your accommodation please mention the clubs name when booking.  (8 Courtyard Queens @ $125 & 2 Courtyard Twins @ $145)

Please fill in the attached entry form and return with payment no later than 7th April as tickets need to be purchased prior to the event.