Monday, April 12, 2010

Make, Believe

Gorgeous... An exhibition by Canberra artists Amelia Thompson (of local fashion label, Grazed Youth) and Anna Madeleine, featuring fashion design, mixed media and animation.

The guiding inspiration behind this collaborative work is the artist’s shared experience as young women at significant junctions in their artistic pursuits. Together they have explored ideas of growing up and being lost in an unknown world, and conceptually drawn parallels of their experiences to those encountered by the heroines of classic fairytales.

Make, Believe looks at the notion behind the games we play as children and the role that they play in us now.

The exhibition plays on contradictory references to the traditional, nostalgic form of the fairytale in contrast to the new and the modern. The artists aesthetically reference this through the use of a sepia verses technicolour, using the visual form of old-fashioned games in a new, digital way, mixing the familiar with the unexpected. This collaboration has seen the creation of a refined collection of original pieces which push the boundaries of individual mediums. The outcome of this is an exciting and dynamic collection of work.

The exhibition will officially open at 6pm Friday 16 April and will treat guests to a fashion parade and live music. Make, Believe will run from Friday 16 April- Sunday 25 April 2010 at ANCA Gallery: Rosevar pl, Dickson.


Grant said...

What a shame that I'll miss the opening - I'll be meeting (hopefully) Carson Kressely in Woden of all places.

Have fun darling!


Emma Davidson said...

I wondered when you'd post about this! I'll be taking my daughter - she's very into Alice in Wonderland.