Meet the Mayors at a new Stonnington History Exhibition

Press Release | 2 October 2017

History enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enjoy a new free exhibition at the Northbrook Pop-up Gallery in Malvern from 5 to 28 October.

The Mayoral Office: More than Robes and Chains, is a new exhibition looking at the Mayors who have served the municipalities of Stonnington, Malvern and Prahran for more than 160 years. Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to learn about the responsibilities that come with the Head of Local Government and how the Mayoral Office has evolved through time.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to join a former Mayor for afternoon tea and hear about their time as Mayor.

The City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Jami Klisaris, said “Local Government has changed considerably over time. I am delighted that our Stonnington History Centre is able to archive, preserve and interpret the rich and vibrant history of the City of Stonnington.”

Exhibition opening:

What: Launch of Mayoral Office: More than Robes and Chains

Where: Northbrook Pop-up Gallery, 1257 High Street Malvern (behind the Malvern Library)

When: Thursday 5 October, 3pm – 5pm

Light refreshments provided

Afternoon tea:

What: Afternoon tea with a former Mayor

Where: Northbrook Pop-up Gallery, 1257 High Street Malvern (behind the Malvern Library)

When: Thursday 12 October, 2pm – 3pm

Exhibition gallery hours:

What: Mayoral Office: More than Robes and Chains

Where: Northbrook Pop-Up Gallery, 1257 High Street Malvern (behind the Malvern Library)

When: 5 October to 28 October, only Thursday to Saturday, 12pm – 5pm

For more information or to book, call 8290 1360 or visit stonnington.vic.gov.au/history