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Miss Fisher's Special Events

Miss Fisher's Special Events are part of the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition at Old Government House from 15 July to 4 September 2016.

Lawn party

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Miss Fisher's Lawn party

You're invited to spend a splendid Sunday at the Miss Fisher's Lawn Party, in conjunction with Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition.

Enjoy a free family day out on Old Government House's picturesque lawn. To the tune of The Mood Music Gatsby Band, dance the day away with Empire Swing's dancing classes or be pampered to 1920s perfection at Lindy Charm School's pop-up salon. And if you’re searching for that perfect item to top off your Phryne Fisher-inspired outfit, take a look at the Suitcase Rummage.

It's a party Phryne would certainly approve of!

Image credit: Essie Davis in the Every Cloud Production Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Photography by Ben King.

DATE: Sunday 24 July 2016
TIME: All day
exhibition open until 8pm

WHERE: The Lawns, Old Government House, Brisbane

Miss Fisher After Dark

Miss Fisher

Speakeasy Pop Up Bar with Roaring '20s Music

Step back in time as we kick off Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition in style at our pop up speakeasy bar at Old Government House. Enjoy 1920s cocktails and finger food, and Charleston and shimmy with a DJ set from Rainman playing music from the roaring twenties. Experience historic and charming Old Government House after dark, with exclusive access to the exhibition from 6 – 8pm.

It's a party Phryne would certainly approve of!

Image credit: Essie Davis in the Every Cloud Production Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Photography by Ben King.

DATE: Friday 12 August 2016
TIME: 6 – 9pm,
exhibition open until 8pm

DATE: Friday 15 July 2016
TIME: 6 – 9pm,
exhibition open until 8pm

WHERE: The Courtyard, Old Government House, Brisbane

COST:
Trust Member $55
Non-member $60
(includes admission to the exhibition, one cocktail and 1920s finger food.
Cash bar available)

Miss Fisher

Speakeasy Pop Up Bar with Jazz Band

Step back in time to the roaring 1920s at our pop up speakeasy bar at Old Government House. Enjoy 1920s cocktails and finger food, and get your groove on to the tune of Alleycat Stomp from the Jazz Music Institute. Experience historic and charming Old Government House after dark, with exclusive access to the exhibition from 6 – 8pm.

It's a party Phryne would certainly approve of!

Image credit: Essie Davis in the Every Cloud Production Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Photography by Ben King.

DATE: Friday 29 July 2016
TIME: 6 – 9pm,
exhibition open until 8pm

WHERE: The Courtyard, Old Government House, Brisbane

COST:
Trust Member $55
Non-member $60
(includes admission to the exhibition, one cocktail and 1920s finger food)

Miss Fisher

An Evening with Marion Boyce

Join us for an unmissable evening of insight into all things Miss Fisher.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries award winning costume designer and exhibition curator, Marion Boyce, will chat with much loved media personality and fashion aficionado, Marie-Louise Theile. Hear about Marion's sources of inspiration, how she creates the wardrobes of Miss Fisher's characters, and her tales from the workroom and film set.

This is the only opportunity during Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition season in Brisbane to hear in-depth from Marion about her exquisite costumes that have captivated audiences around the world.

Watch "Marion Boyce - Costume Designer" (YouTube 4:02)

Image Credit: Marion Boyce and Essie Davis in the Every Cloud Production Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Photography by Ben King.

DATE: Friday 5 August 2016
TIME: 6 – 8pm

WHERE: Room Three Sixty, QUT Gardens Point, Brisbane

COST:
General Admission $70
Trust Member $65
(includes light refreshments)

Talks

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Brisbane Art Deco Talk with Kim Wilson

Join Kim Wilson, editor of the recent publication Brisbane Art Deco: Stories of our Built Heritage, and discover the interesting stories behind Brisbane's art deco architecture. Explore the hidden histories of buildings including the Avalon Theatre, McWhirters department store and the Waterloo Hotel and look at why these architectural treasures continue to hold a special place in our hearts today.

DATE: Wednesday 27 July 2016
TIME: 10 – 11.30am

WHERE: The Day Nursery, Old Government House Brisbane

COST:
Trust Member $40
Non-member $45
(includes light refreshments
and admission to the exhibition)
limit of 20 people

Miss Fisher

Behind The Seams Tour with Dr Michael Marendy

Join textile expert Dr Michael Marendy for a fascinating Behind-the Seams tour of the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition. Uncover secrets from the workroom of award winning costume designer Marion Boyce and immerse yourself in the opulent wardrobes of Miss Fisher's characters. Michael is a highly respected costume and textiles conservator and curator. He has worked in a conservation role for various institutions including the Queensland Museum, Museum of Brisbane and Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art.

Image credit: Nathan Page and Essie Davis in the Every Cloud Production Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Photography by Ben King.

DATE: Saturday 23 July 2016
TIME: 9am – 10:30am

DATE: Thursday 4 August 2016
TIME: 9 – 10.30am

DATE: Thursday 11 August 2016
TIME: 9 – 10.30am

DATE: Saturday 27 August 2016
TIME: 9 – 10.30am

WHERE: Old Government House, Brisbane

COST:
Trust Member $40
Non-member $45
(includes light refreshments and admission to the exhibition)
limit of 20 people

Miss Fisher

Behind The Seams Tour with Dr Nadia Buick

Join fashion curator Dr Nadia Buick for a fascinating Behind-the Seams tour of the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition. Uncover secrets from the workroom of award winning costume designer Marion Boyce and immerse yourself in the opulent wardrobes of Miss Fisher's characters. Nadia is a curator, writer and researcher across the disciplines of fashion and art, and works as the Communications Officer at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. She is a Co-Director of the Fashion Archives and co-author of Remotely Fashionable; a book documenting Queensland's style history. In 2015, Nadia curated Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood at the Museum of Brisbane.

Image credit: Essie Davis in the Every Cloud Production Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Photography by Ben King.

DATE: Wednesday 17 August 2016
TIME: 6 – 7.30pm

DATE: Wednesday 24 August 2016
TIME: 6 – 7.30pm

WHERE: Old Government House, Brisbane

COST:
Trust Member $40
Non-member $45
(includes light refreshments and admission to the exhibition)
limit of 20 people

Miss Fisher

Killing off the Cliché: Female Protagonists in Crime Panel

Join some of Queensland's most exciting home-grown crime authors as they delve into the world of crime writing and how they challenge the stereotypes of the female protagonist. Killing off the cliché is a discussion panel hosted by Penny Holliday, QUT Academic in Creative Writing and Literary Studies, and joined by authors and Sisters in Crime members Mirandi Riwoe, T.J Hamilton, Lea Scott and Steph Bowe. Don't miss this killer opportunity to take part in a captivating crime writing conversation.

As your admission to the exhibition is only valid on this day, please plan to arrive at least 60 minutes prior to the panel in order to view the exhibition beforehand, as the House and exhibition will be closed following the panel.

Image credit: Essie Davis in the Every Cloud Production Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Photography by Ben King.

DATE: Saturday 27 August 2016
TIME: 2 – 3.30pm

WHERE: The Day Nursery, Old Government House, Brisbane

COST:
Trust Member $40
Non-member $45
(includes light refreshments and admission to the exhibition)

WORKSHOPS

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1920s Styling Workshop with the Lindy Charm School for Girls

Primp and preen yourself to 1920s perfection! Join Chrissy at Lindy's Charm School in Old Government House for a hands-on 1920s styling workshop and morning tea. Here you'll learn the techniques to recreate the glamourous makeup and vintage hairstyles from Miss Fisher's era.

Participants will be required to bring some of their own cosmetics, hair styling products and tools.
Download a list of items to bring. [PDF - 55kb]

Image credit: Essie Davis in the Every Cloud Production Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Photography by Ben King.

DATE: Saturday 30 July 2016
TIME: 10am – 1pm

WHERE: The Day Nursery, Old Government House, Brisbane

COST:
Trust Member $95
Non-member $100
(includes morning tea)
limit of 20 people

Miss Fisher

Fashion Illustration Workshop with Penelope Bell

Learn the art of fashion illustration in this introductory hands-on workshop with fashion illustrator Penelope Bell. Drawing inspiration from Miss Phryne Fisher's flamboyant fashion ensembles, develop skills to capture characterisation, movement, and style in your own illustrations. Penelope is an experienced illustrator and workshop facilitator, specialising in fashion and children's illustration. She has worked in a variety of roles in the fashion industry including design and product development, and facilitated workshops with organisations including Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art and Museum of Brisbane.

Image credit: Essie Davis in the Every Cloud Production Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Photography by Ben King.

DATE: Saturday 23 July 2016
TIME: 1pm – 3pm

DATE: Sunday 7 August 2016
TIME: 1 – 3pm

WHERE: The Day Nursery, Old Government House, Brisbane

COST:
Trust Member $55
Non-member $60
(includes afternoon tea, all materials and admission to the exhibition)
limit of 20 people, beginners welcome

Miss Fisher

Art Deco Beaded Accessory Workshop with Paula Dunlop

Join designer/maker Paula Dunlop for a hands-on, two-hour workshop and take home your very own art deco inspired beaded pendant or brooch. Enjoy morning tea in the historical setting of Old Government House as you make custom pieces fit for Miss Fisher herself!

Image credit: Essie Davis in the Every Cloud Production Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Photography by Ben King.

DATE: Saturday 13 August 2016
TIME: 10am – 12pm

WHERE: The Day Nursery, Old Government House, Brisbane

COST:
Trust Member $55
Non-member $60
(includes morning tea, all materials and admission to the exhibition)
limit of 20 people, beginners welcome

Miss Fisher

Flapper Headband Workshop with Lydia Pearson

Join fashion designer Lydia Pearson for this unique workshop experience. You'll be working alongside one of Brisbane's most successful fashion designers to craft your own 1920s flapper headband using upcycled materials and adornments. Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn fashion tips and tricks from an industry insider and create your own piece of Miss Fisher inspired flapper fashion!

Image credit: Essie Davis in the Every Cloud Production Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Photography by Ben King.

DATE: Saturday 20 August 2016
TIME: 10am – 12pm

WHERE: The Day Nursery, Old Government House, Brisbane

COST:
Trust Member $55
Non-member $60
(includes morning tea, all materials and admission to the exhibition)
limit of 20 people, beginners welcome

The costumes have been generously made available by Marion Boyce and Every Cloud Productions. Miss Fisher logos