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Friday, 8 April 2011

Kimono Project Exhibition Opening

Last night I attended the opening of the Reincarnated Kimono Project Exhibition and was truly wowed! Congratulations to Melanie Gray Augustin who coordinated the project and to the fellow Brisbanites who participated - you really are a talented bunch!

It was difficult to take great photos among the crowd and with the evening lighting so the following is only a taste of the various interpretations that arose from using a piece of vintage kimono fabric.

Beautiful bags from Stephanie Morris of Wimcee.

A glimpse of child's outfit by Amelia Apogremiotis of Nan's Garden, floral arrangement by illustrator Rachael Smith of Penelope and Pip and dress by Maiocchi.

Cute monster toys by Danielle Wood of Manx Minx Designz.

"An Aussie in a Japanese Garden" art piece by yours truly.

Hanasho, the space where the exhibition is displayed is a lovely florist and gift shop with beautiful things made from natural materials such as these lamps and the branch sculptures you see suspended from the ceiling in the image at the top of this post.

You really must check out the exhibition for yourself. It is on until April 30th. More details here.


Claudia Lane said...

Wow Thea, such gorgeous the idea of recycling but this goes beyond the ordinary and surely into the extraordinary in my book...really unique
Have a great w/end. Thanks for sharing :))

And So I Whisper said...

love the bags!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

It was great to see you last night and thanks again for being a part of the project and exhibition!

Tiff said...

Oh I am going to try so hard to come up for a look! I bought a few kimono items in Japan last year and I adore those vibrant fabric designs! So so pretty.... Those bags look amazing! X

Raine and Sage said...

I'd like to try and take a look here. I've been inside Hanasho a couple of times, and it always makes me feel I've stepped into Byron Bayon.
What an interesting exhibition. Your print is divine Thea - I love the mix of colours and the way you've woven the two cultures together. Looks very complicated, but gorgeous. Many things there caught my eye. So much talent here!

Mainichi said...

Thea your artpiece looks wonderful! Wish I was back in Brissy so I could visit the exhibition!

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