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This New MoB Exhibit Pays Tribute to A Brisbane Jewellery Icon

The MoB unveils a treasure trove of five generations of valuable gems with its latest exhibit: World of Wonder: Margot McKinney.

For fashion and luxury lovers, this is one not to be missed.

Iconic Brisbane jewellery designer, Margot McKinney, is unearthing her and her family’s stunning legacy that is now being honoured at the Museum of Brisbane.

Her audacious jewellery creations have been purchased by discerning customers from all over the world. From June 18, 2022, the Museum of Brisbane will host an exhibition to commemorate Australian jewellery designer Margot McKinney’s long (and ongoing) career and illustrious history.

The exhibition will cover four themes: Family History, World of Pearls, World of Opals, and World of Colour.

Five generations of the McKinney family have been in the jewellery business and have contributed to Margot’s success.

The MoB’s World of Wonder: Margot McKinney will take you on a journey through the family history, from the early days right through to the present day with Margot at the helm of her jewellery empire.

Margot has raised the family name to dizzying new heights with her own jewellery line and flagship boutique in Brisbane. Internationally, you’ll find her jewellery in the prestigious Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman shops in the United States.

World of Wonder: Margot McKinney will blend never-before-seen, intimate family archives with opulence in a multi-faceted exhibition of breathtaking proportions,” says MoB Director, Renai Grace.

This exhibit will be a fascinating celebration of the enigmatic and lovely settings and materials that have influenced Margot’s work, from the vibrant colours of Australia’s tropical coral reefs to the rich color palette seen on safari in Tanzania.

Margot’s devotion to her trade is unswerving. It’s not uncommon for Margot to wait ten years before stitching together the ideal collection of gems into one bespoke piece.

“I am deeply honoured for my work and the history of our family business to be the subject of the Museum of Brisbane’s World of Wonder: Margot McKinney exhibition in 2022. The exhibition will show the rich tapestry of our 5th generation family business over our long history,” Margot said. 

This June, get lost in a treasure trove of memories and learning as you explore Margot and her family’s designs and inspiration.

Tickets and more information are available here.

Marie Eden
Brunch fanatic, with a love for coffee that borders on obsessive. I love all things local Brisbane, and unearthing the latest and greatest Brisbane has to offer.

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