CARRY ME: 100 YEARS OF HANDBAGS

Saturday 14 May - Sunday 7 August

An exquisite exhibition showcasing the history of handbags over the last 100 years. 'Carry Me'  is a boutique collection of over 50 classic (and sometimes curious) and infamously luxurious handbags connected to some of the most iconic and famous fashionistas of the last century; including Grace Kelly, Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lady Diana. Direct from private Italian collections and exclusive to Upper Hutt this exhibition is your chance to celebrate what has become much more than a mere fashion accessory, but a commentary on society and culture.

Entry by donation.

Image credit: 'Carry Me: 100 Years of Handbags' installation view

Created and toured by Expona


THE ITALIAN MAKEOVER

Sunday 22 May | 4.00pm

Learn how to accessorise the Italian way with local Upper Hutt designer store.

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MAKE YOUR OWN HANDBAG

Sunday 29 May| 10.00am - 12.00pm and 3.00pm - 6.00pm

Make your own purse inspired by 'Carry Me: 100 Years of Handbags.'

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GIN AND GELATO WITH THE CURATOR

Every Thursday in July| 5.00pm

Join our Curator for an exclusive tour of 'Carry Me: 100 Years of Handbags.'

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VINTAGE AND RETRO FAIR

Sunday 24 July | 10.00am - 2.00pm

Browse and shop collectables, homewares, books, accessories, nostalgia and more.

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THE LONG ITALIAN LUNCH

Sunday 7 August | 1.00pm

Join us for a leisurely Italian style lunch around long tables with summery dishes.

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