Gown donated by Mitchell Hull, 2021.
GLAM: Red Carpet Party in the Museum
Saturday 27 May 2023 | 4:00 PM
- 7:30 PM
Come dressed in your very favourite outfit for a red-carpet Museum Up Late party inspired by the Social Fabric exhibition. An evening for fashion, fun and fabulous people!
Come as you are and visit The Salon throughout the night before you get snapped by the paparazzi strutting your stuff on the red carpet. Experience special performances by the outrageous Milena Missi of Queens From Kingscliff, speak with local Fashion Designers modelling their creations, graffiti our Robey Steam Engine with colourful yarn, create wearable art accessories, and more.
We also recommend dancing to tunes by our DJ, relaxing in the courtyard, and enjoying some light nibbles and delicious drinks for purchase by the very glamorous Gin Experience.
What will be your look for the night... natural, slick, tousled, smouldering, low-key cool, chic, classic, wearable art or your very own unique creation?
Big thank you to our event partners Queens From Kingscliff entertainment services, The Wild Booth and The Gin Experience
Hair and makeup salon | 4 pm – 7 pm
Glam Up at The Salon! Throughout the night visit the very talented makeup artist Larna from Inglot Cosmetics Tweed Heads and local hair extraordinaire Lisa Desmond Hair for a quick 10 min GLAM Up! Be transformed and learn some tips and tricks to enhance your personal style.
RED CARPET & GLAM CAM #museumglam
Strut your stuff | 4.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Get snapped on the red carpet by our glam cam paparrazzi team, the Wild Booth Co. Share your outfit and fun night with friends and family! #museumglam
Be guided by our red carpet experts and perform for the camera!
ROVING PERFORMANCES BY MILENA MISSI
Surprise performances throughout the evening | 4 pm - 7 pm
Our very own Queer icon, the cheeky Milena Missi of Queens From Kingscliff will be styled up to entertain and engage you with very special drag performances throughout the night. Perform, giggle, dance and strut with Milena on the red carpet!
FASHION DESIGNERS AFOOT
Roving models and designers throughout the evening
Local Fashion Designers and their models will be roving the Museum dressed in stunning creations, ready to answer all your fashion and textile questions. You'll see local designers Jason King JPK Artistry, Kristelle English Hastings Handmade, Elke Gill jewellery and dress, Mitch Hull aka Melina Missi Queens From Kingscliff , and Nine Lives Bazaar.
YARN BOMB THE ROBEY STEAM ENGINE
Mini-workshop with guides | 4 pm – 5.30 pm drop in
Add a touch of colour and character to our Robey by giving it a makeover! Work together with our creative team and weave patterns through the Robey's big wheels using colourful wool, adding your personal touch to one of Murwillumbah's known icons and have some creative fun at the same time.
WEARABLE ART STATION
Mini-workshop with guides | 4 pm – 7.30 pm drop in
Accessorises your glamorous outfit with your very own creation! Visit the Art Station and let your imagination run wild with an array of materials, objects and bling and get making. No sewing skills are required as you will experiment with glue guns, staplers, elastic bands and more to assemble your unique creation.
THE DRESSING ROOM
Self guided fun | 4 pm – 7.30 pm
Rummage through our Social Fabric clothes and hat racks full of vintage pieces from the 1940's through to the 1990's.
Reminisce about the clothing eras or try on pieces and transform into a mermaid, caped crusader, hipster, king or mix and match pieces from each era and create your very own unique style. Strike a pose in front of our mirror lit with Hollywood lights, and capture and share your fun style!
KIDS EXHIBITION GUIDE
Self-guided fun | 4 pm – 7.30 pm
Kids can pick up a doll-shaped Social Fabric kids exhibition guide and take a journey through the exhibition with Museum Mate ‘Storm’. Gather all your inspiration and enter The Dressing Room play space upstairs and dress your paper doll in some cut-out clothes and hair. Don’t forget to give them a face!
THE EXHIBITION - SOCIAL FABRIC
Self guided fun | 4 pm – 7.30 pm
Social Fabric displays some of the Museum's never before seen clothing collection. Each garment tells a surprising and unexpected story. Drag queen gowns, mermaid costumes, military uniforms and lacy corsets all chronicle the social history of fashion and dressmaking in the Tweed.
From the luxurious to the humble, these textiles weave together the Tweed's social fabric, telling stories of who we are, and how they have shaped our identity.