The Jane Austen Centre

The Jane Austen Centre

Jane Austen lived in Bath for five years and set two novels in the pretty Georgian city, Northanger Abbey & Persuasion. Bath was an important chapter in her life and shaped her life irrevocably, almost ruining her writing career. It was noisy, chaotic, and stifled her capacity to write. Here, she also came to terms with the true quandary of being an unwed woman in Regency England without means to support herself.

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Be Persuaded Regency Exhibition

Be Persuaded Regency Exhibition

To mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, the Dressing Australia - Museum of Costume is presenting a rare and wonderful exhibition bringing the era of Jane Austen to life, with a showcase of original items of the time. Be Persuaded features fashion, accessories and ephemera from the 18th century, rarely on display outside of major museums.

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Melbourne Flower and Garden Show

Melbourne Flower and Garden Show

I spent my entire childhood pottering around my grandmother's garden, talking to the flowers and addressing them by their names as if they were all pretty ladies, knees covered in dirt while making daisy chains in the grass and plucking petals from roses.

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Triennial at the National Gallery of Victoria

Triennial at the National Gallery of Victoria

Triennial was superb and wildly different to my usual tastes. I loved the eclectic nature of the exhibits, which felt like a wild adventure as we zigzagged through countless galleries seeking out the weird and wonderful.

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The House of Dior: 70 Years of Haute Couture

The House of Dior: 70 Years of Haute Couture

To celebrate seventy years of The House of Dior, the National Gallery of Victoria hosted an exclusive exhibition of Dior Haute Couture from 1947 to 2017. The exhibition was laid out like a timeline, beginning with the classic silhouettes and simple designs of the 1940's all the way through to the experimental designs of the modern era.

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