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“Tivoli”

“Tivoli” “Tivoli” premiered at the State Theatre, Melbourne in 2001 as an Australian Dance Musical, paying tribute to the infamous Tivoli Variety and Revue Circuit. The Tivoli Theatre Circuit of Australia ran from the 1890’s to its last show in 1966. Production Director, Graeme Murphy celebrated this era capturing the humour, glamour and magic of

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Extra! Extra! Gold Cup Millinery Award Remains in Wagga..

Congratulations, Karen Hyde! Every year, on the first Friday in May, local milliners make a play for the MTC Fashions of the Field Competition, plying their craftmanship on the dais for the most coveted Wagga Wagga Gold Cup, Best Millinery Award. As one of the most prestigious Racing Carnival Events in the Riverina, with $15,000

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“Avenue of Hats” Event A Resounding Success

Wagga Marketplace “Avenue of Hats”: On the morning of the 24th of April, a bevy of our most enthused RMA members converged en masse, up the Marketplace escalators, laden with hat boxes, chattering excitedly. Our inaugural “Avenue of Hats” was about to commence with an amazing array of delicious millinery creations on display and sale

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“Flying Dutchman” Millinery sets sail for the Riverina

Now showing at the Museum of the Riverina Several months ago RMA Vice president, Rose Organ came to me with the idea of presenting highly acclaimed Milliner, Phillip Rhodes’ delightful work for the Victorian Opera’s 2015 production of Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” to the Museum of the Riverina, (situated in the Historical Council Chambers in

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Lace Making, Quilting and Sewing, Oh My!!

Lace Making, Quilting and Sewing, Oh My!! I can tell you, our Members are a talented lot. Several of our Members are part of our RMA Textile Sub-Group which meets once a week at the ARCC Building in Wagga Wagga and I was privileged to be be invited to visit the group at work, earlier

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Weekend with Christine Rohr

“Un Bouquet de Fleurs” Learning Feather Flower Techniques. The Riverina Millinery Association was thrilled to recently host Austrian Master Milliner, Christine Rohr for a fabulous weekend workshop of Feather Flower making. Delegates came from far and wide across New South Wales to join the class, which entailed creating a delicate custom wire frame which in

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Congratulations to Rachael Henson!!

Lovely Interview with RMA Member, Rachael Henson, 2nd Prize Winner of  the Melbourne International Millinery Competition. Read all about Rachael’s MIMC experience here. I am not much of a competition maker; while it is an interesting exercise to make a hat that turns heads or is fashion forward, I have ended up with a number

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New!! Millinery Workshops now happening in Temora

“Learning Sinamay Techniques” “Fostering the Arts in Temora” Temora Shire Community Arts, Culture and Events Officer, Amanda Gay wants Temora to become “the meeting place of artisans”. Her goal is to value the artisan crafts of old and pass on forgotten skills so locals, particularly women, will see a future in handmade craftsmanship. “I want

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Christmas Festivities 2016

Riverina Millinery Association hosts our official Christmas function at the Commercial Club, Wagga Wagga. Delicious food, gracious company and a divine cake made by Kate has topped off our RMA Year along with Christmas Crackers and a Secret Santa which provided great entertainment for both ladies and gentlemen.          

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International Millinery Forum 2014: a great success!

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