From the collection of award-winning Australian costume designer Marion Boyce ('Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries' and 'The Dressmaker') and developed in conjunction with QUT, comes an exhibition of more than 40 bridal gowns from 1880 to 1970, 'The Bowerbird and The Bride'.
Marion Boyce has been collecting garments she loves since childhood; her vast collection of fashion, accessories and other curiosities grown through years of astute buying from surprising places around the world, along with donations from family, friends and fans. The recent gift of a number of period and vintage wedding dresses inspired Marion to dig into her abundant store of treasures to create The Bowerbird and The Bride.
More than a history lesson on a century of Australian wedding fashion, The Bowerbird and The Bride is an incredible insight into how Marion weaves together fact and fiction, conjuring forth fascinating characters and stories from every piece of clothing.
Image © John Gollings