Go 'behind-the-seams' around the country

Following a hugely successful run in Canberra in 2019, the NFSA is taking The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition on the road.

Our first stop was Tamworth in NSW, where the exhibition was at the Tamworth Regional Gallery from 22 May until 25 July 2021.

Now The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition is coming to Horsham in Victoria, where it will be on display at the Horsham Regional Art Gallery from 30 October 2021 until 16 January 2022.

More venues and dates for The Dressmaker on Tour will be announced soon!


About the exhibition

The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition features a selection of haute couture costumes created by the film's lead costume designer, and curator of this exhibition, Marion Boyce.

The exhibition celebrates the artistry of the film’s sumptuous designs, as well as the transformational power of fashion. Audiences will be able to go ‘behind the seams’ of a diverse range of elegant vintage designs worn by Kate Winslet, Sarah Snook, Hugo Weaving, Liam Hemsworth, Rebecca Gibney and the rest of the cast. Here's a taste of what's in store:

About The Dressmaker

Welcome to 1950s Dungatar, where the Aussie outback and high-end fashion are about to collide.

Based on the novel by Rosalie Ham, The Dressmaker was brought to life on film by an extraordinary creative team of Australian talents: directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, produced by Sue Maslin and featuring an all-star cast and stellar crew.

When Paris-trained fashion designer Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet) returns to her sleepy hometown after 25 years, she sets about transforming the townspeople through haute couture. Soon life in Dungatar will never be the same. There will be revenge, love, tragedy and finally, justice.

About Marion Boyce

Marion Boyce is an award-winning designer, exhibition curator and vintage specialist who has worked across film and television in Australia and overseas.

She was nominated for an Emmy and Costume Designers Guild Award for The Starter Wife (2007), as well as winning the AACTA Award for Best Costume Design in Television for Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (2013).

The Dressmaker also earned Boyce multiple awards including Best Costume Design at the 2015 AACTA Awards.