Toni Maticevski: Dark Wonderland

Bendigo Art Gallery is known for having various fashion exhibitions since 2008 which include “The Golden Age of Couture“, “The White Wedding Dress:  2oo Years of Wedding Fashions“, “Modern Love – Fashion Visionaries from the FIDM” and “350 Years of Underwear in Fashion“. 

Currently, Bendigo Art Gallery is celebrating the works of renowed Australian fashion designer Toni Maticevski with the “Dark Wonderland” exhibition.

There are more than 60 items on display including the Monaco Gown design worn by Princess Mary to the 80th birthday of her father-in-law Prince Henrik of Denmark and the commissioned gold and silver lame gown worn by Jessica Mauboy for Eurovision 2014.

The exhibition includes objects from Maticevski’s early practice through to his most recent designs.

Since the label’s launch in 1999, Toni has collaborated with Phillip Adams BalletLab for which he won a Helpmann Award in 2011 with milliner Richard Nylon. He has produced works for The Australian Ballet and the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)  “Melbourne Now” exhibition.  Toni has been represented in collections for the NGV, Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum, the Fashion Institute of Design in Los Angeles (FIDM) and private collections.

Dark Wonderland” coincides with the release of the visual archive “The Elegant Rebel” published by Thames & Hudson.

Visitors to the Bendigo Art Gallery on 8 October can observe Toni creating a new work as he cuts, drapes and sculpts fabric to create a garment from 11.30am until 1.30pm.

It’s currently on display until 20 November, 2016.

For more information on the “Dark Wonderland” exhibition and the Bendigo Art Gallery, click here.

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