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Some Kind of Wonderful: 80s Fashion from the Darnell Collection
Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area

02 May - 29 June

07 4936 8248


Be transported back to the creative explosion of fashion that was the 1980s in a new exhibition drawn from the Darnell Collection. Some Kind of Wonderful explores the artistic and performative aspects of fashion from power-dressed glamour to body-con lines and new romantic club style from designers such as Chanel, Armani, Oscar de la Renta, Emanuel Ungaro, Herve Leger and many others.

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The exhibition will also explore the impact of art, music, design and popular culture on one of the fashion's most influential and exciting decades. The Darnell Collection of International Vintage Couture is Australia's largest private clothing collection spanning the Regency period to today and features a host of Australian and international designers.

The core of the collection was put together by Doris Darnell, a Quaker from Pennsylvania, who from the 1930s gathered together items of clothing worn by her wealthy friends and acquaintances.

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Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Coach Parking
    Coach Parking
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet

Free Entry

Event Dates

02 May - 29 June

Frequency: Once Only


Rockhampton Art Gallery

Victoria Parade
Queensland Australia 4700

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