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New exhibition to explore history of window shopping

Posted 26 February 2016 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor Badalati said this photographic exhibition showcases the captivating window displays of Hurstville’s fondly remembered department store, Barter’s, providing a snapshot of shopping culture in the 20 th century.

“Window dressing became a key method of marketing for clothing stores in the beginning of the 20 th century. Department stores were a new phenomenon and open display methods sought to catch the attention and imagination of potential customers passing by,” he said.

“Charles Barter’s department store was a huge part of 20 th century life in Hurstville. This collection of Barter’s window displays are playful and fun and will take visitors back to earlier styles and fashions.

Mayor Badalati said the Snapshot Gallery is a new exhibition space dedicated to the display of Hurstville City Library Museum & Gallery’s collection of historic photographs of the local government area.

“I invite everyone in the community to come along and explore this special exhibition to gain an interesting insight into Hurstville’s history,” he said.

The Hurstville City Library Museum & Gallery’s photographic collection can be viewed online at through the local history photo catalogue.

Exhibition Details:

Date: Saturday, 27 February to Sunday, 19 June 2016
Gallery opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10.00am to 4.00pm, Sunday - 2.00pm to 5.00pm, other times by appointment
Location: Snapshot gallery, Hurstville Museum & Gallery, 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Enquiries: 9330 6444, or email: