Behind the curtain : MBRC

Explore the meanings beneath what we wear through Moreton Bay Regional Council’s latest exhibition Adorn.


Opening on December 1, Adorn will showcase unexpected and fascinating garments and accessories belonging to ten selectors, along with their personal stories and connections to each item.


Spokesperson for Lifestyle and Amenity and Councillor Denise Sims said the diverse backgrounds, professions and personal taste of the ten selectors was captured in the exhibition.


“Much more than just a pretty bracelet or a colourful necklace, the identity of each selector is embedded in each object,” Cr Sims said.


“Through this exhibition, visitors will encounter a dissected Vogue pattern, gems from Rajasthan, Christian Lacroix motifs, a full-length fuchsia tutu and much more, and find out the special meaning these adornments hold for their owners.


“For one individual, a pink jacket reveals their journey of recovery from addiction; for another, a colourful neckpiece signifies connection to culture; and for one selector, a garnet ring holds the memory of a daughter who has passed.


“We are always curious about others. What people wear is one of the first ways we relate to a person and how people relate to us. From the shoes we put on to the earrings we select or the kind of handbag we add, all these things tell a story.


“In this exhibition residents and visitors alike will discover the personal stories and hidden histories of the selectors through their chosen objects of adornment. 


Adorn, developed by Moreton Bay Regional Council, will be held at Caboolture Regional Art Gallery at 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture between 01 December 2018 and 06 February 2019.


For more information please visit or phone 3205 0555.

Adorn features the personal stories and stylings of:

Bianca Bulley

Mel Brady

Elisa Jane Carmichael

Deborah Fisher

Andrea Higgins

Elizabeth Kingston

Bianca Mavrick

Cynthia Morton

Grace Oryem

Kaye Parish.

Image credit: Deborah Eddy, Turn back the clock (still), 2018, single-channel video, 9:08. Courtesy of the artist.

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