Wunderkammer – The Cabinet of Wonders

Everglades Historic House & Gardens will provoke and challenge environmental change by opening its closet to a secret stash of exotic animals in June.

The Wunderkammer exhibition of ethically-sourced taxidermied animals by artist Rod McRae will be displayed at the Leura landmark from 10 June to 27 August (11 am to 3 pm), with one of the exhibits to be displayed at the Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath.

Wunderkammer, which means ‘closet of secrets’, has been on the regional art gallery circuit since 2013 and consists of 15 portals into what was, what is and what could be.

Each work explores an animal ‘issue’ using real preserved animal bodies (taxidermy) to tell their stories, including trophy hunting, displacement, poisoning.

More information about the exhibition.


Fashion and art will be on the menu when Everglades Historic House & Gardens holds a Faux Fur Luncheon to celebrate Wunderkammer.  The Faux Fur Luncheon will be held at 12.30 pm on Saturday, June 24.

Faux Fur Lunch tickets: $70, $60 National Trust members

Includes floor talk by artist Rod McRae.

Bookings: (02) 4784 1974 or email friendsofeverglades@gmail.com.


37 Everglades Avenue
Leura 2780 NSW


Exhibition open: 11am to 3pm
Tea Rooms Open 11am - 2:30pm

(02) 4784 1938
Entry Fees:

$13 adults, $8 concessions, $4 children. National Trust members FREE.

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