Floor talk with Natalie Smith

WHEN DREAMS TURN TO GOLD: The Benson & Hedges and Smokefree Fashion Design Awards 1964-1998

10.30am Wednesday 19 April, Dunedin Public Art Gallery FREE

Join the Friends of the Gallery for an informal talk and walk through the exhibition When Dreams Turn to Gold with scholar and independent curator Dr Natalie Smith.

Offering glamour, spectacle, opportunity and reward, the Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards elevated the profile of New Zealand fashion from the 1960s to the 1990s.  The awards offered a platform for design excellence, high style, cultural change and political comment. Featuring garments, photography and film footage, When Dreams Turn to Gold explores the changing face of recent New Zealand fashion through the lens of this prominent award.

Co-curated by Lucy Hammonds and Dr Natalie Smith, with curatorial support from Andrea Bell.


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