Monday, March 5, 2012
Viva La Frida - The Exhibition
Viva La Frida is an exhibition featuring over 25 Brisbane artists working in a variety of mediums. They have come together united over their mutual love for the wonderful Mexican artist Frida Khalo and have created unique illustrations, jewellery and textiles with a Frida Khalo aesthetic.
Handmade by Danielle from Manx Minx made using salvaged textiles plus new trims & handles.
Gala Fiesta Collection - crucifix, icon and wrap necklets :: bricolaged using authentic vintage Mexican: Milagros (peasant charms), beads and paper ephemera + repurposed wooden tiles and beads, new beads and findings. Made by Helen from Ruby 2 Go Go.
Sam from Jettas Nest has been working on three pieces depicting various yearnings/loves/obsessions of Frida and of course, how could Sam resist her own version of Frida's stunning face.
Highly embellished and heavily embroidered Soft Sculpture Monkeys by Steph from Wimcee.
274 Montague Rd, West End, Brisbane
March 9th to March 18th, 2012.
A variety of Frida themed workshops will be held in conjunction with the exhibition by Art Shed. Workshops include screen print a Frida bag, papermache a Frida babushka, make a Mexican mosaic pendant, Frida art dolls and Viva La You! For further information pop over to the Art Shed website here.