See an exhibition inspired by Labassa's decorative features
Labassa will enjoy an exhibition of work from members of the Embroiderers Guild of Victoria at their next open day on Sunday, March 18. "I love how every room at Labassa has a different style. You just have to remember to look up in every room!"
In the 1870s, Labassa was transformed into an opulent mansion by owner Richard Billing. It was extended further in the 1890s by its next owner Alexander Robertson and lastly, it was owned by John Boyd Watson II, before being divided into flats for a variety of occupants from the 1920s onwards.
The National Trust acquired the property for a hefty $282,000 in the early 1980s and the dedicated volunteer group Friends of Labassa have been taking care of it, arranging tours and open days for several decades.
Volunteers and visitors love the unique history that the house represents and this is why it makes a great venue for temporary exhibitions such as the Embroiderers Guild.
This year, the Guild will display works that reflect the design features of Labassa and will also sell some of the works on the day. There will be a treasure hunt and tours of the property available on the day.