Summer – Dunolly Town Hall

First Art of Elegance began as a boutique vintage fair held in historic Victorian Dunolly Town Hall, the location for the inaugural event on February 12th 2012.  It will be held in other Goldfields area halls, on a seasonal basis.   The theme is elegance, and a return to grace.   The Fair comprises of many local and regional traders and foodies, who promote and believe in the value of fine things and enjoy quality.   Traditional Country High Tea was offered in the front hall area, where gifts, edible treats, and other related items could be purchased, leading onto the Main Hall where traders offered their antique wares on white linen topped tables for sale and collecting, art was viewed and purchased, music from past eras was heard, Antique Floral Vase Display was a success with three prizes sponsored by Bent Stems Floral Boutique, of Maryborough, awarded by Maryborough and District Garden Club Judges.  Vintage fashions from bygone eras were purchased and collected, and the art of collecting was the topic of the day, as many traders shared their knowledge and offered to appraise items.  Check for further updates on which traders will be offering this service in future.  To follow posts on the Fair and details on the next one, subscribe to email or RSS feed for catch ups right in your inbox, just fill out the email section in the sidebar or click on the RSS feed button.

The Fair brought 2,000 plus visitors to the small town of Dunolly, where 400 of them enjoyed the Fair in two Halls, Dunolly Town Hall and St John’s Anglican Hall.  A good day was had, fine weather, lots of things to see and do, and a lot of elegance to see.  We quickly realized we would outgrow the current location, and have adapted to move with the results.  Check the page for the next Fair, held at historic Maryborough Town Hall, Neill Street, Maryborough, Victoria, 3465, which will be bigger, but not too big, more High Tea sessions and seatings, new concepts and fine vintage fare…

Thank you to all the patrons who came from near and far to make the day special.

Images below of Dunolly Town Hall show decorative interiors for the Fair, and also vintage retailers Wear J’a Get That?, Fanny’s Flat, Habadash, and more.  Movie Theme Features: Yela Brick “Wizard of Oz” Theme, “Three Coins in the Fountain”  by Fanny’s Flat,and “From Here to Eternity” by Bell’s Belles…





See more images of the fair at Art of Elegance Fair Style 2012 Photo Book online.

Next Date:  Art of Elegance Fair Autumn, Sunday May 13th, 2012.

Venue: Maryborough Town Hall, Neill Street, Maryborough Victoria 3465

(Art of Elegance Fair is a registered business name and concept, protected by copyright laws.)


copyright M. Roleff 2011 (Words and Rose Images)

copyright T. Titshall 2011 (Fair Logo and Dunolly Images)

6 Responses “Summer – Dunolly Town Hall” →

  1. Robin Campbell

    January 28, 2012

    I trade from Castlemaine Collectors Centre, selling antique and vintage bed and table linen,
    soft furnishings, dolls and dresses, doll house treasures, ect.
    Regards, Robin Campbell



  2. Robin Campbell

    January 28, 2012

    How can I book a stall at the fair?


  3. Great Robin, will contact you regarding the stall situation.


  4. Hi I am very interested in the high tea, are you able to tell me what is included?
    thanks alot


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