Monthly Archives: May 2014

State Library of NSW Curator Margot Riley

Strike a Pose for Travelling Fashion Display

State Library of NSW Curator Margot Riley

State Library of NSW fashion expert and curator Margot Riley talked about fashion, photography and portraiture to complement the Flashback 160 years of Fashion photos display on at Orange City Library. Margot gave a fascinating insight into the world of fashion and photos and the history of photography using photos from the State Library’s collection. The Jean Shrimpton look inspired the Library team to try out some 60s glam as well. Thank you to everyone who came along.

Fashionista Ros

Fashionista Ros

Ros is wearing a 60s inspired dress made from a Vogue pattern, with a Norma Tullo coat, Jean Patou shoes, Italian leather handbag and own jewellery.

Tammy - Twiggy inspired

Tammy – Twiggy inspired

 

Therese, Jasmine and Ros

Therese, Jasmine and Ros

Viewing fashion display

Viewing fashion display

 

Allan and his wife Debbie

Wishing a Happy Retirement to Allan Symons

Allan and his wife Debbie

Today we say farewell our Canowindra Librarian Allan Symons who is retiring after a long career serving the Canowindra book loving community. Since 1995 Allan has been meeting and greeting customers and assisting with their enquiries. Now he will take time out to spend more time on perfecting one of his pastimes – fishing. After a long lunch, presentation of a card signed by his colleagues and what he said the perfect parting present – a gift card from Boating Camping Fishing (BCF), Allan said his time with Central West Libraries had been a blast! He said he came to librarianship late in life after working in many different roles including as a fitter and turner. Wishing you “tight lines” on the fishing front Allan, from all the Central West Libraries crew.

Flashback: Carmen Dell Orefice portrait

Fashion Photos Talk 12.30pm Friday

 

Flashback: Carmen Dell Orefice portrait

The glamorous story of Australian fashion photography is revealed in the travelling display Flashback: 160 years of Australian Fashion Photos to be held at Orange City Library. Meet State Library of NSW fashion expert and curator, Margot Riley, when she talks about photography, portraiture, fashion in photography and reveals the stories behind the iconic images on display at a Fashion Talk to be held on Friday 30th May at 12.30pm. For bookings please call the Library on 6393 8132.

Blayney born author Jennifer Smart launches her book

Former Home and Away Scriptwriter launches The Wardrobe Girl

Blayney born author Jennifer Smart launches her book

Visiting author Jennifer Smart told the launch audience her book The Wardrobe Girl is set behind the scenes of a television soap with her main character’s life mirroring that of a soap opera. Jennifer’s work as a Director’s Assistant on the television show Home and Away and then scriptwriter, was used as inspiration for her debut novel.

Set among Sydney’s beaches and eastern suburbs, The Wardrobe Girl offers a fascinating backstage look at the Australian TV and film industry – think Bridget Jones lands of the set of Home and Away – and is a laugh-out-loud read. Jennifer is now working on the sequel. Thank you Jennifer for a great insight into television production and to our great audience who asked lots of questions.

 

Boer War Display

This Week: Boer War Display

 

Boer War Display

This week we are hosting a display of Boer War memorabilia provided by local collector Warren Willis. The display includes medals, photos and a pith helmet. The Boer War was the first war in which the Commonwealth of Australia fought as a nation. A total of 16,000 men, more than 75 nurses and 43,000 horses were sent in formed units and some 7,000 additional Australins served with irregular units of the British Army. Overall 23,000 Australians served in the Boer War.