Weekly Times Miranda & History – Art of Elegance Fair Autumn 2012

Posted on March 28, 2012



It was a real thrill to see the Art of Elegance Fair follow up in the Weekly Times, with interesting commentary from different points of view, about the Summer Fair, and the Autumn Fair coming up.   Thanks so much to Genevieve Barlow’s Miranda blog, and lots of feedback was received as a result.  Great also to read more about the Australian Dress Register, part of the Powerhouse Museum, which aims to preserve clothing history online.  Begun in New South Wales, the Register will grow to include Victoria and other national states this year.  The Goldfields region is rich in history, and the Maryborough Midlands Historical Society will show period clothing on display at the Autumn Fair, providing informative materials on history as well.  Situated at Worsley Cottage in Maryborough, a lovely old bluestone and red brick building built in 1894, it contains a great deal of cultural history besides.   The garments will be on show in the Deco/1950’s  Tren Du Bourg Hall, along with the Mini Mad Hatter High Tea and other treats, only a few steps from the Maryborough Town Hall in Neill Street.   ($10 entry price covers both venues, all day.)   The Antique Flower Vase Display will return for the Autumn Fair, with a special High Tea set table and a new setting, near the stage at the Maryborough Town Hall.  The image above shows the restored ceiling of the Town Hall, which is something to see in itself!  Please leave a contact message in the comments section below to indicate your interest in taking part.  Prizes will be sponsored by Bent Stems Floral Boutique, in High Street, Maryborough, once again, and it will prove to be a great show, with many flowers to create from.  More details to follow…see you at the Fair! 

words and images: copyright M. Roleff, 2012 (Town Hall Ceiling)

Collectible Images copyright T. Titshall, 2012.