Lustrous Bodies Exhibition Launch

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Subiaco Library

237 Rokeby Road

Subiaco, WA 6008

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Bring out your pearls!

The City of Subiaco invites you to the opening of the Subiaco Museum’s new boutique exhibition, Lustrous Bodies: Pearl and pearl-shell adornment in twentieth-century Subiaco.

Pearls and pearl shells have been prized for their natural radiance and rarity throughout history and across different cultures. Utilising the museum collection and with contributions from Linneys and Subiaco Antiques and Fine Jewellery, Lustrous Bodies illuminates how material culture historically shapes our identities and our social lives in a community. At the heart of the exhibition are Subiaco residents and businesses, past and present, and their stories. From buttons to brooches, camisoles and collar studs, incised pearl shells from the Kimberley region and original sketches from the Linneys collection, the exhibition displays the history of the city as a dynamic hub of sociability, fashion, politics and business in Western Australia.

Following an opening address by Mayor Penny Taylor and guest talks by Alan Linney and Professor Andrew Lynch, guests will be invited to take a tour of the exhibition, led by Museum Co-Ordinator Rosemary Fitzgerald and Museum Officer Jordan Lavers. Book your guided tour timeslot here.

Food and beverages will be provided.

The exhibition runs until May 2019.



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Getting to the event: Subiaco Library has limited parking bays available at the rear of the building including two accessible parking bays. Three hour ticketed parking is available behind Subiaco Church off Rowland Street. For more information on getting around Subiaco visit the city’s website.

Access and inclusion: Subiaco Library is wheelchair accessible for additional information please contact Subiaco Library on 9237 9300.

Ticket information: You are not required to bring a ticket with you. In the case of a booked-out event, names may be checked at the door.

More information: For more events and programs at Subiaco Library visit the City of Subiaco events calendar, follow the Subiaco Library on Facebook or join the Cultural Services e-newsletter database by emailing library@subiaco.wa.gov.au

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