ACMI - Designing Hollywood Exhibition

ACMI curated a temporary exhibition of costumes and memorabilia designed by Orry Kelly, the Australian Costume designer to Hollywood in 1930-50's. Heights Heritage Conservation was commissioned to create unique displays for each of the costumes, as well as complete conservation and stabilisation treatments.


We constructed bespoke "invisible" mannequins for the 9 costumes. The base shape was formed with wiring, padded and covered in material. For each costume, different sections were cut away so the supporting structure underneath could not be seen.


The mannequins were then mounted at various levels as per the exhibition design. We were onsite for bespoke padding, fitting and installation and complete deinstall at the close of the exhibition.














The exhibition was listed in the Sydney Morning Herald here.