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.
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.'
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.'
VINTAGE AND RETRO FAIR
Sunday 24 July | 10.00am - 2.00pm
Browse and shop collectables, homewares, books, accessories, nostalgia and more.
THE LONG ITALIAN LUNCH
Sunday 7 August | 1.00pm
Join us for a leisurely Italian style lunch around long tables with summery dishes.