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Eden Hore: High Fashion/High Country

Coming soon
04 Dec 2021 – 20 Mar 2022
Free

Lurex evening gown by Vinka Lucas photographed at the Poolburn Dam by Derek Henderson, 2019.

Lurex evening gown by Vinka Lucas photographed at the Poolburn Dam by Derek Henderson, 2019.

Evening dress, cape and cap by Vinka Lucas photographed at the Poolburn Dam by Derek Henderson, 2019.

Evening dress, cape and cap by Vinka Lucas photographed at the Poolburn Dam by Derek Henderson, 2019.

Kevin Berkahn evening dress and cape photographed at Bannockburn Sluicings, Central Otago by Derek Henderson, 2019

Kevin Berkahn evening dress and cape photographed at Bannockburn Sluicings, Central Otago by Derek Henderson, 2019

Escape into the unexpectedly glamourous world of Eden Hore, a visionary farmer who collected over two hundred couture gowns in 1970s Aotearoa. 

Eden Hore was a high country farmer from Naseby, Central Otago. Nationally admired for his farming prowess, he was also a daring impresario ahead of his time who didn’t shy away from embracing his passions.

Captivated by all things exotic, Eden amassed a collection of avant garde high fashion garments during the 1970s by designers who too sought escape from the everyday drabness of 1970s New Zealand.

This exhibition brings together some of his most glamorous gowns with new imagery, shot in stunning Central Otago landscapes, by celebrated fashion photographer Derek Henderson.

Presented in partnership with the Central Otago District Council and Te Papa.

Part of the New Zealand Festival of the Arts 2022