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Miss Fisher’s Mur­der Mys­ter­ies Cos­tume Ex­hi­bi­tion

Syd­ney’s Old Govern­ment House will host cos­tumes from the pop­u­lar ABC tele­vi­sion show Miss Fisher’s Mur­der Mys­ter­ies this month. The ex­hi­bi­tion will dis­play more than 40 of the 1920s in­spired cos­tumes worn by the stylishly head­strong char­ac­ter Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis) and sup­port­ing cast. Cos­tume de­signer Mar­ion Boyce was re­cently awarded a pres­ti­gious AACTA Award for best cos­tume de­sign on tele­vi­sion for her care­fully re­searched work on the pro­gram.

Si­mone Fox Koob Old Govern­ment House, Par­ra­matta Park, Syd­ney. TuesSun, 10am-4pm. Tick­ets: $13-$16. Book­ings: (02) 9258 0141 or on­line. Un­til June 5.

Rus­sell Drysdale’s Aus­tralia

A collection of rarely seen works by Rus­sell Drysdale, one of Aus­tralia’s most fa­mous but least pro­lific artists, is show­ing in Syd­ney. The ex­hi­bi­tion in­cludes 40 paint­ings bor­rowed from lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional pri­vate col­lec­tions, in­clud­ing Anthills on a Rocky Plain (1950). “It is a priv­i­lege to cu­rate and present this ma­jor ex­hi­bi­tion that honours one of Aus­tralia’s most in­flu­en­tial and beloved artists,’’ says Ge­of­frey Smith,

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