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Sally Gray - Friends, Fashion and Fabulousness, The Making of Australian Style


Australia in the 1970s was "the most creative place in the world" according to celebrity shoe designer Manolo Blahnik. Join us for this special event as researcher and academic Dr Sally Gray joins Geelong Gallery Director Jason Smith to discuss her book 'Friends, Fashion and Fabulousness: The Making of an Australian Style'. Linking fashion, art, sexual politics and diverse urban subcultures, four friends in particular form her central narrative: fashion designers Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson, and artists Peter Tully and David McDiarmid. Their creative trajectories and interactions, their collaborations, passion and politics, continue to resonate today.

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Join us for the first of our new "Wine and Crime" events, a panel discussion about some of the most wayward women in herstory. "Wayward Women in Herstorical Crime" is presented by panellists and true crime authors (pictured L-R) Tara Mitchell (Panel Chair), National Convenor of Sisters in Crime and author of a crime fiction series and true crime podcast; Loretta Smith, author of A Spanner in the Works: The Extraordinary Story of Alice Anderson and Australia’s only ‘all-girl’ garage; Samantha Battams, The Secret Art of Poisoning: The True Crimes of Martha Needle, the Richmond Poisoner andThe Red Devil (with Les Parsons); and Tanya Bretheron, author of The Suitcase Baby , The Suicide Bride and The Killing Streets. Grab a glass of whatever you prefer and settle in for this fascinating discussion!

This is a free partnership event with Sisters In Crime.


Wednesday, 1 July 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event