Exhibition Calendar

I love a good clothing exhibition. Inspired by The Vintage Traveler, I thought I'd maintain a list here of current and forthcoming Australian museum shows dealing with fashion and costume. They're listed by state, and ordered by closing date. Email me if you know of one I haven't listed. (Last updated: 30 June 2014)

Australian Capital Territory

Flights of Fashion: A Peek Underneath, National Portrait Gallery, 2pm, 15 June 2014

Flights of Fashion: The Performer and the Portrait, National Portrait Gallery, 2pm, 31 August 2014

New South Wales

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition, Old Government House, Parramatta, until 1 June 2014

Regency Fashion Parade, Woodford Academy, Woodford, 3pm, 19 July 2014

Student Fashion, Powerhouse Museum, until 31 August 2014

The Strictly Ballroom Story, Powerhouse Museum, until 9 November 2014

Clothes Encounters, Powerhouse Museum, until 31 January 2015

Northern Territory



Head.Wear, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, until 4 July

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), 1 November 2014-15 February 2015

South Australia

Lace: The Art of Adornment, Art Gallery of South Australia, until February 2015

Fashion Icons: From the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, Art Gallery of South Australia, 25 October 2014-1 February 2015




Benalla Costume and Pioneer Museum, Benalla, permanent collection

Love, Desire and Riches: The Fashion of Weddings, Rippon Lea, 1 July-30 September

For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation, Art Gallery of Ballarat, until 27 July 2014

Fashion Detective, NGV Australia, until 31 August 2014

Bushido: Way of the Samurai, NGV International, 4 July-4 November 2014

Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage, State Library of Victoria, 18 July-9 November 2014

Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion, Bendigo Art Gallery, 19 July-26 October 2014

Romance Was Born Kids' Project, NGV International, 11 October 2014-22 March 2015

The Fashion of Jean-Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk: NGV International, 17 October 2014-8 February 2015

Western Australia