Just Heavenly

Those with a penchant for divine fabrics are likely to be in heaven when they check out the exhibition showing at Castlemaine’s Upstairs Gallery.
Since Heavenly opened last month in this local gallery above Run Rabbit Run Café on Hargraves Street, it’s been drawing a steady throng of visitors from all over the state.
Vintage clothing and ephemera from life’s significant religious occasions are the focus of this exhibition which collector-curator Peter Bottomley has assembled, motivated by a passion for history and fine couture.
“It’s the stories behind them which really add to the richness of the items,” he says.
Included are treasured first communion and baptism ephemera, exquisite vintage wedding attire and, poignantly, custom-made mourning clothing and intricate accessories. Read more in today’s Mail …

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.