Exhibition all stitched up

Alison Buchanan. Photo: Joe Mastroianni

By Jessica Micallef

Fashion and farm have come together for a flamboyant exhibition.

The Kyneton Museum will be host to the Ag Art Exhibition – a showcase of garments created from farming materials repurposed into fashionable and unique clothing.

Museum supervisor Alison Buchanan said the exhibition showed everything from “hay baling twine to sheep ear tags”.

“It’s all created into amazing hats and incredible interesting garments,” she said.

“We’ve got hats, dresses, shoes – some really interesting, wild creations.”

The garments on show are direct from the catwalks of the Elmore Field Days – an annual three-day agricultural event.

“Every year they have a competition called Ag Art Wear and it’s during the Elmore Field Days,” Ms Buchanan said.

“We’ve got children’s workshop that’s coming up on July 4 during the school holidays where children are encouraged to bring in some old shoes that they’re not using any more.

“We’ve got materials we are supplying and what they’re going to be able to do is make up a new set of shoes.”

Then shoes will be on display in the museum for the duration of the exhibition.

The Ag Art Exhibition will run from Friday, June 21, to Sunday, September 8.

The museum is open Friday to Sunday, 11am-4pm. Details: 1300 888 802