MARDI GRAS MAYHEM WRAP UP
What an incredible exhibition!
Visitor numbers and profit are the usual indicators of an event’s success. Mardi Gras Mayhem was certainly successful on both counts. However, perhaps a better measure of the exhibition’s success was the obvious pleasure felt by visitors when looking at photos that brought back so many wonderful memories of past parades.
Thanks to Michel Nader we now know that the quickest way to befriend a camel is through packets of Arnott’s Milk Arrowroot biscuits. This was just one of the tales told by Michel when he, along with John Nader, Dawn Daken and Lauris McCauley (Lady Godiva 1959), officially opened the exhibition – part of the 2018 River of Art festival.
Many thanks must go to a wonderful band of volunteers who worked together to help create this truly beautiful exhibition: Leonie and Faye Beers, Maureen Keating, Jenny Gerrey, Janene Love, Annie Fitzgerald, Tonique Bolt and Jesse Rowan.
The exhibition closes on WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE.
Don’t miss out!
Don’t miss out on a wonderful souvenir of these special parades
L-R, Peter Cooper (standing) with Mick and Lauris McCauley. Lauris was Lady Godiva in Moruya’s 1st Mardi Gras parade – 1959.
Jo Pollock in front of a photo of her mother in an early Mardi Gras parade. Behind Jo are portraits of distant relations – Ernest Edmondstone Hawdon and his wife Emma.
L-R Phyliss Ivanoff and Shirley Dragasic
L -R Annie Fitzgerald and Dawn Daken
L- R Frank Ross & Bernie O’Neil
L -R Keith and Sue Coleman
L – R Jenny Gerrey, Chris Murray and Maureen Keating
Gary Norman with daughter Melinda are watching the Mardi Gras slideshow – images of Mardi Gras parades – from the first in 1959 to the last in 1978.
60s Glass – bright colours were a feature of the era
Another decanter set straight from the 60s
The colours of a ‘subdued’ 60s dress and handbag!
The lustreware made an appearance…..
…. while bright colours, plastic fruit, cabanossi, cheese cubes and cocktail onions featured in the 60s era kitchen
Was Catriona Kennedy admiring the Tupperware?
Kevin Murphy’s 1962 EK Holden arrived.