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Exhibition: Elizabeth Rankin 'Pyjama Girl'

Published 17th June, 2019 in Exhibition and Shows
  • Location

    Murray Art Museum Albury

    546 Dean Street
    Albury NSW 2640

  • Date

    13th June 2019 to 28th July 2019

  • Time

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Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) presents a vibrant series of paintings by Sydney-based artist Elizabeth Rankin that explore the intrigue and mystery of the Pyjama Girl murder case that occurred in Albury in 1934.

The artist first learned of the infamous case as a young girl visiting the Royal Easter Show in Sydney in the 1950's. In an early 'true crime' exhibit presented by the NSW Police, gory details and evidence from the case was presented alongside May the 'Fat Lady', cortortionists, farm animals and rows of show bags.

In September 1934, the body of a young woman was found in a storm water drain on the outskirts of Albury near Splitters Creek. She was deceased, badly disfigured, and wearing distinctive yellow silk pyjamas. Henceforth the victim became known as the 'Pyjama Girl'. The case drew national attention, and has persisted in popular culture in a television series, theatre productions, and true crime literature exploring the details and persistent questions the public had with the case.

This is one of six current exhibitions at MAMA. Together with the independent Australian designer gift store and restaurant Canvas Eatery, we are a great day out.

Event Location

Murray Art Museum Albury
546 Dean Street
Albury NSW 2640

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