Phryne Fisher returns to the historical Rippon Lea Estate this March with a brand new exhibition by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and Every Cloud Productions filled with glamour, romance and adventure.
Experience large scale installations recreating Miss Fisher’s world, complete with an interactive mystery experience, all the while enjoying the feature film costumes designed by Margot Wilson, props and more from Miss Fisher’s first cinematic release, Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears.
Following the cinematic debut, Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears the Exhibition, will immerse visitors in the world of Phryne with larges cale installations, costumes designed by Margot Wilson and a mystery experience involving priceless emeralds, ancient curses and the truth behind the disappearance of a forgotten tribe. Miss Fisher originally graced our screens in the popular television series on the ABC and fast became a fan favourite.
Elizabeth Anya-Petrivna, Exhibition Producer of the National Trust, said the exhibition is a love letter to the fandom. “Miss Phryne Fisher is iconic. The Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears exhibition invites fans to follow the narrative of the film, whilst giving us a glimpse of the world behind the camera and highlighting Phryne’s superhero status from sportswear to figure-hugging evening gowns and desert action comfort.”
To make the film, Every Cloud Productions turned to those devoted fans for help and they responded in typical Miss Fisher style. The film’s production costs were partially crowdfunded by the audience, who raised over $800,000 with their generous contributions.
“When the honourable Miss Phryne Fisher left the confines of the small screen to fly off into the wider world, we knew we needed to create a murder mystery on a grand scale – involving greater risk, greater adventure and even more romance than we’ve seen before – but preferably in the most magnificent locations and settings we could imagine,” said Every Cloud Productions founders Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox.
“We’re thrilled the exhibition, which pays tribute to its fans, will be presented at Rippon Lea Estate, to once more showcase the magnificent buildings, structures and gardens the National Trust is responsible for in a way that delights and surprises both our national and international audiences with the depth of our Australian history.”
Over the duration of the exhibition, there will also be a series of events including curator talks, a vintage car show and pop-up speakeasy.
Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears – The Exhibition
Rippon Lea Estate, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick
Exhibition: 20 March – 19 July 2020
Entry fees apply*
For more information and bookings, visit: www.missfisherexhibition.com for details.
Image: Essie Davis stars as Phryne Fisher in Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears – courtesy of Every Cloud Productions
Note: * – admission includes Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears Exhibition, garden entry and The Gruffalo Trail – an interactive trail for kids