I'm very excited to announce the artists taking part in The Reincarnated Kimono Project.
Fifteen artists are taking pieces from the same two kimonos and creating a piece in their own style. There are fashion pieces for both young and not-as-young, mixed media artworks, softies, fabric origami, bags, a quilt, and jewellery. The artists are now weaving their magic on the vintage fabric and I'll give a blog tour of the exhibition once it's up.
The artists for the show are;
Myself, but I'm sure you already guessed that. I'll be creating a couple of my signature jewellery pieces and one of my embroidered kimono cranes for the exhibition.
Deanne Mayocchi of Maiocchi fame, a Brisbane based designer of whose work I've been a fan for a long time. She creates the most fabulous fashion pieces influenced by Japanese textiles.
Nicole Lacey of Hot Toffee is a fellow artist that has also lived in Japan for six years. She makes the sweetest (no pun intended) glass jewellery, but has a special mixed media piece she's creating especially for the show...
Stephanie Morris of Wimcee has a real fun sense of colour, I especially love her fabric collage bags and pouches.
Kate Allan of Dash Robin, the creator of all sorts of wonderful things. For the exhibition she's embracing and celebrating the flaws that time has given the kimonos.
Samantha Gilkes of Jetta's Nest, paints and illustrates with such a funky style and will also be showing a mixed media piece inspired by the kimono fabric.
Robyn Dixon of Hot Fudge, at BrisStyle we best know her as the fabulous crafter of gorgeous children's clothes, but she's also a quilter and will be patching up a storm for the show.
Gill Pyke of Catamation will be working her origami magic on her fabric pieces. Gill is another artist who is inspired by the time she lived in Japan.
Rachael Smith of Penelope and Pip is best known for her scrumptious illustrations but is creating something quite different for the project...
Chrissy Foreman C is both a talented artist and jeweller. We shall see soon what the fabric inspired her to create.
Danielle Wood of Manx Minx creates critters with character. I can't wait to see her kimono critter with character! Now say that three times quickly!
Thea Samios of Thea and Sami is a screenprinter who produces beautiful work with an organic Australian feel. Her inspiration of "Australia meets Japan in the garden" really has me excited.
Emma Kidson of Emma Kidson Jewellery's stunning pieces are inspired by all things Japanese and is another artist who has spent time living there.
Amelia Apogremiotis of Nan's Garden has been using kimono fabric in their delightful range of children's clothes for a while now and will be contributing a cute kimono piece for this show.
Catherine Savage of Made by Maisie creates gorgeous dolls, each with their own name. I think one of her Kokeshi dolls is going to look just lovely dressed in real kimono fabric.
The exhibition will be run for the month of April at Hanasho, 5/235 Boundary Street West End. I hope you can come along to see how diversely these two vintage kimonos have inspired fifteen artists.