Experience ‘My Day of Days’ a unique and enchanting exhibition where love, intrigue and creativity intertwine in the picturesque setting of Mulberry Hill on the Mornington Peninsula.
‘My Day of Days’ explores celebrated Australian author Joan Lindsay’s connection and identification with St Valentine’s Day. Discover the magic held in Joan’s personal Valentine’s Day Cards – the inspiration for one of Australia’s most significant literary masterpieces.
For Joan, Valentine’s Day was an anniversary that echoed through time – repeating over and over – gaining in meaning over the years. She called it her ‘day of days’ – and it symbolised connection to family and marriage but also her creative practice. It was the day Joan and Daryl Lindsay married but it was also the date of the fateful picnic to Hanging Rock as told in her iconic book “Picnic at Hanging Rock.”
At the heart of this unique exhibition is Joan’s personal Valentine’s Day Card Collection. After careful conservation, each card has now been digitised and reproductions will be available to handle and view. Joan and her family exchanged cards, many of which found their way into this collection. The cards span times of joyous celebrations to connections with the film Picnic at Hanging Rock reflecting moments of uncanny mystery and profound loss.
As part of the exhibition, visitors will have an opportunity to try writing their very own messages and poems of love – inspired by Joan’s writing.
Now in the care of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), Mulberry Hill was the home of author Joan Lindsay and artist Sir Daryl Lindsay, and its rooms and collection are a testament to their significant creative legacy.
My Days of Days opens at Mulberry Hill on 11 February 2024, and will be open each Sunday, 11am – 4pm until 31 March. Tickets can be purchased online and include access to explore the house with a guided tour.
Special Ticket Offer: Receive a complimentary glass of wine with any main course at TREAND at Baxter Valley Estate when you present your My Day of Days ticket. Check with wait staff for wine options. Bookings are encouraged, to book visit: www.treand.com.au. TREAND is a short drive down down the road from Mulberry Hill.