Fans will have the chance to see elegant detective Miss Phyrne Fisher’s costumes in a new exhibition coming to Brisbane this month.
Miss Phryne Fisher’s stunning costumes will be on display at QUT’s Old Government House in The National Trust and Every Cloud Productions’ Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition from Friday 15 July to Sunday 4 September.
Featuring the pearled, embroidered and carefully restored items, as seen in the third series of ABC’s Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, the exhibition tracks the adventurous life of private detective Phryne Fisher and features close to 50 exquisite costumes created by award winning costume designer Marion Boyce.
As well as the costumes on display, the exhibition will feature fascinating behind-the-scenes insights into the work rooms of the brilliant third series of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries costume department.
Visitors will get insider knowledge on the incredible skills and creativity of Marion Boyce and her team, and what’s required to ensure that Miss Fisher and her co-stars look fabulous and authentic to the period in every single episode.
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries’ costume designer and recent winner of the 2014 AACTA Award for Best Costume Design in Television, Marion Boyce, says the setup of this year’s exhibition allows visitors to be immersed in glamorous 1920s world of The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher.
“Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is a costume designer’s dream job, and particularly for me as I have an abiding passion for the period,” she says.
“The costumes are such an integral part of the whole look and feel of the television series and I know from the fan mail we receive, just how much our viewers love Phryne’s wardrobe.”
The exhibition will also see a range of other Miss Fisher inspired events, including 1920s pop-up bars on July 15 and 29, and Miss Fisher’s Lawn Party on Sunday 24 July.
Held from 10am to 2pm on Qld Government House’s picturesque lawn, the lawn party will give families the chance to enjoy music from The Mood Gatsby Band, learn how to dance in dancing classes from Empire Swing, have a 1920s pampering session from Lindy Charm School’s pop-up salon and browse through Suitcase Rummage markets.
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition will be held at QUT’s Old Government House from Friday 15 July to Sunday 4 September. For more information about the exhibition and it’s various events visit www.ogh.qut.edu.au/miss-fisher/events