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Not Just Pretty: The Social, Cultural and Political Importance of the Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Exhibition at the NGV

April 13, 2019 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Speaker: Dr Anna Lebovic

Academy Travel are proud to sponsor the Friends of Hazelhurst Regional Gallery’s Artz Talk 2019 program.

In 2016, Krystyna Campbell-Pretty donated her $1.4 million haute couture collection to the National Gallery of Victoria. Highlights from this astounding collection – which include iconic garments from many of the most respected fashion houses in the world, including Dior, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Alexander McQueen – are currently being exhibited at the NGV for the first time.  This lecture explores the social and cultural significance of many of these historic garments, evaluates the curatorial approach to how they have been exhibited, and considers the broader implications of Campbell-Pretty’s unprecedented form of fashion-focused philanthropy.

Dr Anna Lebovic is a cultural historian with extensive experience as a researcher and educator, and has a BA and PhD in History from the University of Sydney. Anna has a strong personal interest in literature, the arts and food (the good things in life!), and a particular expertise in the United States and the history of fashion.

The cost for this lecture is:

  • Friends of Hazelhurst $8
  • Non-members $14

Book now on (02) 8536 5700 or at Art Centre Reception.


April 13, 2019
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre
782 Kingsway
Gymea, NSW 2227 Australia
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(02) 8536 5700