29 March to 29 July 2018
Textile conservation treatments undertaken by Fabric of Life for Age of Elegance, Ayers House Museum, Adelaide Ayers House was the home of Henry Ayers, the eight premeier of South Australia. A successful business man, he and his wife Jane entertained in lavish style at Ayers House. Acclaimed costumier Marion Boyce (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Dressmaker) has created a unique experience with more than 40 authentic period costumes organised into breathtaking tableaux that invite you to immerse yourself in a whimsical world of elegant living in Adelaide’s grandest Victorian home. The exhibition is located throughout the house with different themes reflected in each room. Fabric of Life has undertaken major textile conservation treatments on three ball gowns for this exhibition.