Wintergarden opens Stage One with a celebration of Brisbane art.
To celebrate the reveal of Stage One of the new Wintergarden, an inspiring “Piece x Piece” themed exhibition will be on display for shoppers and the general public from 26 May until late June 2011, showcasing the work of 20 of Brisbane’s most talented emerging creatives. Each artist has responded to Wintergarden’s “Growing Piece x Piece” theme with a series of three artworks that illustrate the evolution and progression in the creative process displayed across a series of rotating boxes. The result is an interactive and eclectic display of original poster artworks across graphic design, photography, painting and illustration. Wintergarden has selected 20 emerging local artists, each highlighting Brisbane’s abundance of artistic talent, across a wide range of creative disciplines.
The artists include:
KT Doyle Haw
Joshua Scacheri & Tom Kerr
In a major coup for Brisbane’s art scene, Simon Degroot’s digital artwork has also been selected for a large scale display, providing a striking entrance to Stage One of the new Wintergarden from Elizabeth Street. Degroot’s artwork will be on display from late May and explores the tradition of painting within the contemporary world. The artwork will include three images transforming from the basic building blocks of what is recognisable and grows to become clearer, resulting in a beautiful combination of colours and shapes.
Brisbanites will have the chance to take home a memento of the Piece x Piece exhibition, with 10 limited edition prints of each of the 20 artworks up for grabs. Visitors should email [email protected] and say in 25 words or less which is their favourite artist or artwork, for their chance to win one of the limited edition prints (visit www.wgarden.com.au for terms and conditions).
What: Wintergarden Piece x Piece art exhibition
When: 26 May – 30 June, 2011
Where: Lower Ground Level, next to Wittner and Anthony’s Fine Jewellery, Entrance via Queen or Elizabeth Street
ISPT’s Wintergarden shopping centre is one step closer to becoming Brisbane’s best fashion, food, lifestyle and leisure destination, with Stage One of the $100 million redevelopment scheduled to open on 26 May2011.
Piece x Piece exhibition featuring Brisbane label: Subfusco
Inspired by the elements of life, fusion and colour, Subfusco’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection, Elements, explores textures and gentle geometries, giving the images a sense of endless boundaries. The mirrored reflection and angled lighting effects are reflective of Scacheri’s trademark style of futuristic, minimal designs. The movement and motion of the fabric creates a colourful endless sea of form, reminiscent of an emergent growth of colour through digital processes. Joshua Scacheri is an Australian Fashion designer. Infusing his passion for fashion through mixing contemporary design lines with sharp silhouettes, a rich colour palette and intricate detailing, Scacheri creates his critically acclaimed label, Subfusco. International audiences have praised the labels progression, with runway shows at Australian Fashion Week & collaborations with some of Australia’s best fashion creatives. Thom Kerr is an Australian photographer born on the Gold Coast, Queensland. With a body of work that reflects a more experimental approach to image production, his trademark has become a pop-infused aesthetic that draws inspiration from a more theatrical point of view. The final result is layered artwork that echoes the underlying context of the subject. His fantasy folio has attracted an international audience, with magazine commissions from Europe, Asia and Central & North America.
Styling: Tanja Mrnjaus
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