Skin & Bones 08Opening: Tuesday February 19, 6-8pm Dates: 19-23 February 2008
Bus Closing night costume party and performances Saturday 23rd February
Rebecca Joseph, Nathan Gray, Karla Way, Oliver Hextall, Alexander Ouchtomsky, Dylan Martorell, Helen Johnson, Cait Foran, Grant Gronewold, Danielle Marlow, Sophie Brous, with Jason Heller and Lucreccia Quintanilla in the sound gallery.
Curated by Patrick O’Brien
Bus Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its second annual Fashion and Costume show – Skin & Bones 08. The exhibition is part of the 2008 L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program, and features costumes and fashion related work by 13 artists.
Curator Patrick O’Brien says: “Skin and Bones is a show that celebrates our innermost creativity. “Dressing up” is an early memory for most of us. Now, as much as when we were young, dressing up has always been a very personal and direct way of expressing who we are, and what we have to say, as well as a lot about our greatest hopes, fears and desires. It’s also a lot of fun.”
Wearable or not, these works touch on the idea of fashion as art-form in many different ways. From Grant Gronewald’s rough drawing of a woman wearing her heart on her sleeve to Danielle Marlow’s knitted mask of Moondog, The great blind US composer. Jason Heller and Lucrecia Quintanilla get soulful with a western suburbs barber in their audio visual work, “Hair at Habtie’s”, while Dylan Martorell’s tribal costumes are sure to initiate first time viewers.
The closing night costume party extravaganza will feature rare performances by members of Musicyourmindwillloveyou recording artists, Blank Realm, No Guru and 6MAGIK9 from Brisbane, as well as the first Australian show of 1/16th headed…and some secret, special guests. Then Skin & Bones travels to Collingwood, to be shown alongside some on Melbourne’s hippest and most creative designers at Penthouse Mouse, situated at 46 Stanley St, Collingwood.
Supported by The L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival