Wonders, Curios and the Unseen

Next date: Tuesday, 09 August 2022 | 01:00 PM to Sunday, 04 September 2022 | 05:00 PM


Wonders, Curios and the Unseen is an exhibition of curious images, objects and artworks drawn from historical and community collections based in Hume.

Throughout the ages, people have collected images, objects and artworks that represent not only themselves and their own culture, but also the wider, largely unknown world – its wonders, curiosities and precious items. Historically, they were collected, categorised, and housed in private dwellings by enthusiastic patrons for private amusement, until eventually these items transitioned to being available for public viewing.

In homage to those past traditions of collecting that also include the Great Exhibitions, Salon Galleries and Cabinets of Curiosity, this exhibition creates a public space for those unique items drawn from local history collections to be displayed and appreciated by all.

Supporting Contributors and Collections include:

  • Hume Civic Collection
  • George Evans Collection
  • Broadmeadows Historical Society
  • Richard Simmie, Harpsdale, Yuroke
  • Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Culture Heritage Aboriginal Corporation


Exhibition Launch: Saturday 2 July, 2-4pm

Exhibition dates: 25 June - 4 September, 2022

Bookings essential via Eventbrite.

Light refreshment will be served.

In conjunction with Wonders, Curios and the Unseen, we also celebrate the opening of two additional exhibitions:

Windows on the Past

A new exhibition of images held in the upstairs area of Hume Global Learning Centre - Sunbury that celebrates all areas of local economic development.

Community and Communications 

As accompaniment to Wonders, Curios and the Unseen, this exhibition in the Hume Global Learning Centre - Sunbury foyer area highlights the tools and tricks of past communication.


  • Saturday, 25 June 2022 | 09:00 AM - Sunday, 04 September 2022 | 05:00 PM


Gallery at Sunbury Hume Global Learning Centre, 44 Macedon Street, Sunbury 3428  View Map

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