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New Living Arts Space exhibition pays homage to style

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Fine couture, tailored millinery, handmade jewellery and acclaimed fashion portraits celebrate timeless elements of style in a new exhibition at the Living Arts Space located in the Bendigo Visitor Information Centre from September 22. 

Homage to Style showcases classic styles from an eclectic mix of artists, including internationally renowned photographer Bronwyn Kidd. Her fashion photography collection is displayed in the National Portrait Gallery in London and was featured in the National Gallery of Victoria’s 200 Years of Australian Fashion exhibition.

The free exhibition also features the work of Angie Jackman, a multi-award-winning milliner based in central Victoria. She has more than a decade of industry experience with a passion for traditional construction and progressive style. Often influenced by a minimal and refined Asian aesthetic, Ms Jackman’s recent hats feature elaborate folding techniques and modular origami inspired pieces, which are representative of the artist’s signature style.

A selection of glamorous garments and accessories from the Institute of Imperfection will be included in Homage to Style. Its founder Cate Green operates a sewing and pattern-making school in Bendigo and brings years of dressmaking skills to the classroom.

For this exhibition, artists Meredith Cahill, Akhila Fernando and Sarah Hoy have collaborated with The Institute of Imperfection to create an example of classic cut garments and accessories.

Sarah Fowler uses traditional silver-smithing-techniques to create handmade jewellery that is boldly contemporary and uses fundamental craftsmanship and timeless influences. 

Homage to Style runs from September 22 to November 30 at the Living Arts Space, located in the Bendigo Visitor Centre. It is open daily from 9am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day)

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