Exhibition/ Invitation

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bus Projects will be showcasing some of my most recent art works. Presented in this exhibition are photographic images that evolved from an ongoing engagement with the process of collage. Here the paraphernalia of adolescence; old band t-shirts, sweaters, shorts and jeans undergo their own kind of puberty, transforming and developing into elaborated costumes and coverings.

In the studio environment, everyday objects were deconstructed and rebuilt into new structures. These new structures were photographed and subjected to the same process of collage and deconstruction. At the penultimate stage of this cycle, the coverings were again photographed, this time for an imagined fashion editorial. These images were then again collaged and deconstructed to complete the metamorphosis.

Like a snake shedding its skin, we are always casting off our coverings, in a constant state of flux. This project exposes the material potential of the old and worn, with each level of deconstruction creating new options and new propositions.

The Coverings Project
19 January - 5 February 2010

Opens 19 January 2010 at 6pm

Bus Projects
117 Lt Lonsdale Street

Gallery Hours:
12pm -6pm
Wednesday - Saturday

Miami Horror...wearing my works

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

This behind the scenes shot shows new Aussie Band, Miami Horror wearing a piece from my graduating collection. The dude second from the left is draped with two of my neck pieces made from recycled T-shirts. They were tops I sported when I was a teen. In fact, one was an old band t-shirt from a concert some time past. Its funny to see art works inspired by rock, re-entering that cultural realm.  

Other local designers in the mix include; Trimapee and Kirrily Johnston. (Image thanks to Fashion Hayley).  

The man with VANs...Rundle Street, Adelaide

Collaboration with muse Georgina Tippett

Sunday, January 10, 2010

While in Adelaide Georgina and I got together to shoot her brand new collection of T-shirts. We have been collaborating on projects since University and it was exciting to work with her hand painted tees found at Star Festival. We both share an interest in creating limited edition clothing that is concerned with the recycling of fabric. Also as a model Georgina is forever changing and forever mysterious.

Lisa escaping the Summer heat...Henley Beach, Adelaide