There's a saying among Australian baby boomers that if you can remember the 1960s then you weren’t really there.
All that sex, drugs and rock’n’roll, apparently muddled the brain.
But there was a lot more to the socially turbulent decade than just drugs and music as the 60s Fair Fest at Hazelhurst Arts Centre will attest.
It was also the era of the Beehive and mini skirt, bell bottom flares and platform shoes, go-go boots and box-shaped PVC dresses.
The fabulous fashions of the 1960s will come alive at a one-day only event on Sunday, August 12.
Hazelhurst’s first 60s Fair Fest is a day to mark down in your calendar to reminisce about the the decade of revolution and change.
Belinda Hanrahan, director of Hazelhurst Arts Centre, said the 60s Fair is set to be one of the biggest days at Hazelhurst this year.
“We know how much people love this era where there was so much change socially, politically and in art, design, fashion and music,” Hanrahan said.
“You’ll be transported back to the 1960s for the day.
“There’ll be authentic 60s vintage wears including clothing, knitwear and jewellery, you can have your hair and make-up done in a 1960s style, there’ll be classics from the 60s with Endless Summer Beach Party, go go dancing and a classic car display.”
Visitors can also make a flower crown with artist Leahlani Johnson, enjoy free art making and 60s games and activities for children, face painting, a free 60s dress-ups and polaroid photobooth.
They can also enjoy the current exhibition at Hazelhurst Arts Centre highlighting the work of Marion Hall Best (1905-1988), Sydney’s pre-eminent interior designer of the 20th century.
Hall Best was one of the first independent and most influential interior designers in Australia.
- Details: 60s Fair Fest, Sunday 12 August, 10am to 5pm, Hazelhurst Arts Centre, 782 Kingsway, Gymea.