"Skin and Bones"
Oliver Hextall, Alex Vivian, Fjorn Butler, Alexander Ouchtomsky, Sean Bailey, Kiki Ando, Harriett Morgan, Evergreen Terrace, Sally Blenheim, Hyper colour castle, Thomas Bernard, Circle Pit, Dell Stewart, Tin&Ed, Jarrah de Kuijer
Curated by: Patrick O’Brien
Opening: Tuesday 3 February, 6-8pm
Dates: 3-20 February 2009
From the fantasies of childhood to the awkward rebellion of teenagers, from sub cultures to high-street fashion, dressing up is the most personal and most universal way of expressing oneself. Fun, ritual, celebration, inspiration and remembering – these things are as natural a part of our lives as sleeping and dreaming.
We dress up in order to fit in, stand out, offend, seduce or escape; whether it be behind closed doors or in the public eye, fashion, costume and the way we groom ourselves express who we really are, who we want to be and how we want to be seen. Skin and Bones is a group show that aims to get back to the roots of this kind of human experience. Now in its third year, Skin and Bones is a unique show that celebrates costume, fashion and fantasy at Bus Gallery.
Skin and Bones 2009 and Bus Projects are very proud to be a part of the L’Oréal Melbourne International Fashion Festival and acknowledge the support of the City of Melbourne.
Skin and Bones is also very excited to announce that it has once again been invited out of the Bus Projects closet to exhibit at Penthouse Mouse in 2009. See you at the show.
Artists: Oliver Hextall, Alex Vivian, Fjorn Butler, Alexander Ouchtomsky, Sean Bailey, Kiki Ando (Japan), Harriett Morgan, Evergreen Terrace, Sally Blenheim, Hyper colour castle, Thomas Bernard (France), Circle Pit (Sydney), Dell Stewart, Tin&Ed, Jarrah de Kuijer.