Exhibition

Whether Picnic at Hanging Rock is fact or fiction, my readers must decide for themselves. As the fateful picnic took place in the year nineteen hundred, and all the characters who appear in this book are long since dead, it hardly seems important. Joan Lindsay, Picnic at Hanging Rock, 1967

To celebrate 40 years since the publication of Australia's most enduring literary mystery, the National Trust presents Return to Hanging Rock, a multimedia exhibition at Mulberry Hill, author Joan Lindsay's former home. Featuring original costumes and props from the National Film and Sound Archive, historic images and postcards, scent installations and contemporary artworks, the exhibition will explore the mysteries of the Australian landscape, time and sensory perceptions that inspired the novel.

From Miranda's dress, complete with butterfly buckle, ribbons and petticoat, and school uniform, to illusory light installations by Jason Parmington and sculptural taxidermy from Julia deVille, this exhibition exudes the mysterious, is imbued with mischief and the mystic, and above all, enhances the inspirational home of Lady Joan Lindsay. Designed to immerse, indulge and inspire, Return to Hanging Rock will lose you in a Victorian gothic mystery all of its own....

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Thank you to the National Film & Sound Archive, State Library of Victoria, National Library of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Fickle Crowd and individual artists.

Image (right): Julia deVille, Actaeon 2012, 25 x 44 x 19cm, Stillborn Deer, Sparrow Wings, Sterling Silver, Black Rhodium Plate, Smoky Quartz, Chain mail, Plastic, Glass. Photo: Terence Bogue

Tickets

Exhibition - General Admission

Open Saturday & Sunday, 11am – 3:30pm (last entry 3pm), Wednesday to Friday by group booking (phone 03 9656 9889)
  • Adult $15
  • Concession $12
  • Children (5-15) $8
  • Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $42
  • Concession Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $35
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Exhibition - National Trust member

Open Saturday & Sunday, 11am – 3:30pm (last entry 3pm), Wednesday to Friday by group booking (phone 03 9656 9889)
  • Adult $12
  • Concession $9
  • Children (5-15) $6
  • Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $32
  • Concession Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $27
Buy Now

For enquiries, please call our Bookings Offices on

03 9656 9889 (10am – 5pm daily) or bookings@nattrust.com.au

To become a National Trust member or to renew your membership, please visit the National Trust website.

Location

Mulberry Hill
385 Golf Links Road, Langwarrin South

Contact: 03 9656 9889 or bookings@nattrust.com.au

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Contact

National Trust of Victoria

Main Bookings Office: 03 9656 9889 / bookings@nattrust.com.au / 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Mulberry Hill: 03 9656 9889 / 11am – 3.30pm Saturday & Sunday, or group bookings Wednesday to Sunday by appointment (call 03 9656 9889)

Visit the Mulberry Hill website for more information about the property.

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To become a National Trust member or to renew your membership please visit www.nationaltrust.org.au/vic/membership