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Fashion and art fuse in stunning exhibition

THE artistic flair and stunning eye for creation in Bass Coast is certainly just another reason to pursue a regional gallery in the local area.
Local designers and fashion collectors opened a free fashion exhibition – entitled Classic Cream, Beautiful Black – in the Wonthaggi Town Hall on Tuesday (June 19) and it will run until July 5.
The exhibition features breathtaking designs by locals Karin Ellis, Chris Denzil-Williams, Sally Everett and Zetta Kanta.
Ms Ellis has an exquisite talent for creative design, and her passion for the craft is clear in her work. She likes to work with various textures and colours, and loves to create accessories to match the outfit.
Mr Denzil-Williams specialises in contemporary pieces and his work ignites a sense of excitement.
Ms Everett enjoys experimenting with her work, and likes to incorporate organic textures and substances into her works that wow exhibition goers.
Ms Kanta is an award winning fibre artist, and uses natural products to ensure her final design has a tactile and a visual appeal.
The exhibition also features a small portion of the truly incredible clothing collection of Melbourne’s Ann Dixon, which was brought to Bass Coast by her daughter Marny Javornik of Wonthaggi.
Ms Javornik recently made an extremely generous offer to Bass Coast Shire Council – a donation of Ms Dixon’s $175,000 fashion collection, including some 1500 pieces.
The collection is known as the Bygone Days Historical Fashion Collection.
Ms Javornik would love to see these pieces displayed in a themed exhibition, should a regional gallery come to fruition.
“We are certainly hanging out for a regional gallery. We’ve had conversations with local councillors and it is sounding positive,” she said.
“If we had (a regional gallery) the collection could be shown permanently. You couldn’t display the entire collection at once, but there are around 10 themes in the collection, which could be rotated throughout the year.”
The collection is genuine and features a variety of eras and hues. It includes a stunning range of wedding dresses, and the oldest pieces date back to around the 1850s.
Ms Dixon has sourced the dresses both nationally and internationally.
Ms Javornik felt the exhibition had been a success, and Wonthaggi may look forward to more exhibitions in the future.
The exhibition is open daily from 11am until 4pm.

Breathtaking: Wonthaggi’s Marny Javornik was delighted with the success of the Classic Cream, Beautiful Black fashion exhibition at the Wonthaggi Town Hall. The exhibition runs until July 5.

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