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In late 2019 a group of internationally acclaimed fashion industry professionals, led by renowned photographer Derek Henderson, created a series of photographs of Eden’s high fashion garments in stunning Central Otago landscapes. The photographs are testament to the collaborative efforts of many helpers, fashion curators and textile conservation specialists, all drawn by the mystique of the Eden Hore Central Otago collection. This photography project was developed in partnership with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongawera and Central Otago District Council.

The photographs, which have been produced as a limited-edition series, are now destined for one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary art galleries –The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt. The photos will feature alongside 25 of Eden’s couture garments in the “Eden Hore: High Fashion/High Country” exhibition as part of the gallery’s 50th anniversary programme of exhibitions. The exhibition is scheduled to open to the public on 4 December and will run for three months.The Central Otago District Council is currently hosting a series of pop-up visitor displays throughout Central Otago, featuring the photographs and some of the stories that surround the collection. These displays will run during Central Otago’s busy summer season, and while The Dowse exhibition is showing, to provide a tangible link to the exhibition within its Central Otago ‘home’.

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