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....
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
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