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Launched: Go wild for Etsy x Melbourne Museum

Aug 12, 2016

by William Hornsby

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We are very pleased to share with you the official launch of our collaboration between Etsy and Melbourne MuseumEarlier in the year we put the call out to our our creative community from across the country submit a product design inspired by the current Wild exhibition at the Southern Hemisphere’s largest Museum which includes over 600 animals from all over the world.

Our community rose to the challenge and we are proud to present the works of over 20 Etsy sellers from across the country, which are now available online or direct from the Melbourne Museum gift shop.

Along with this collection of wild products, visitors to Melbourne Museum will also get a chance to express their own creativity at a pop-up making space from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August. Kids and adults alike are invited to come along and decorate custom made Australian animal masks designed by Etsy sellers. Use your hand decorated mask to show off your wild side in a jungle-themed photo space and go in the running for a chance to win one of three $500 gift packs.

To help us launch this wild collection of fashion of accessories, sisters Stef and Jess from How Two Live have taken a walk on the wild side behind the scenes at the museum. The duo have hand selected their favourites and shot them in the mood and mystery at the museum after dark.

You can see their photoshoot here:

Etsy x Melbourne Museum

Jess wears: Earrings: Kingston Jewellery, Necklace: Doury Accessories, Outfit: Bird Skin AU

Etsy x Melbourne Museum

Stef wears: Earrings: Kingston Jewellery, Scarf: Birds of Extinction, Dress: Bird Skin AU

Etsy x Melbourne Museum

Etsy x Melbourne Museum

Jess and Stef wear: Necklace: Love Astrid, Brooch: Selatan, Clutch: Eco Collective Aus, Scarf: Birds of Extinction, Outfits: Bird Skin AU

Etsy x Melbourne Museum

Jess Wears: Necklace: Love Astrid, Brooch: Selatan

Etsy x Melbourne Museum

Owls wear: Necklace: Doury Accessories, Clutch: Eco Collective Aus

Etsy x Melbourne Museum

Jess and Stef wear: Earrings: Kingston Jewellery, Sloth: Goodiis Clutch: Togetherness Design, Outfits: Bird Skin AU

Etsy x Melbourne Museum

Jess hugs: Sloth from Goodiis, wears earrings from Kingston Jewellery

Etsy x Melbourne Museum

Jess wears: Earrings, Kingston Jewellery

Etsy x Melbourne Museum

Brooch: Each to Own

To shop the full collection of animal inspired products visit our Editor’s picks page here.

Win one of 3 $500 Gift Packs:

If you can’t make it to the exhibition but would like to be in the running to win one of 3 $500 Etsy Gift Packs, you can download one of the following masks:

Get as wild as you like and decorate the mask, take a photo of yourself wearing the mask in the “wild” and upload it to instagram using the hashtag #etsyxmelbournemuseum and tag @etsyau and @melbournemuseum. We will be selecting our 3 favourites to win.
Competition is open until 2nd September and winners will be announced on 5th September.

For full terms and conditions of the competition you can visit here.

Thank you to all of the hardworking creative cats that were a part of making this collaboration as special as it is. See the sellers involved here:

All photography by: Jesper Hede jesperhede.com   

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