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When Fashion & Art collide

The fashion world is a bit of a floozy. It always likes to indulge in flirtations with other creative fields like music, performance and, especially, art. There’s a few arty exhibitions coming up that may whet any fashionistas appetite for a deeper aesthetic than weekend window shopping may bring;

Photographer Samantha Everton is back with a new exhibition entitled ‘Vintage Dolls’ on at the Dickerson gallery, 44 Oxford Street in Collingwood. It opens Wednesday 4th March and will run until Sunday the 22nd from 10.30am – 5.30pm (Sun appointment only). Samantha documents a world of playhouse “dolls” bought to life with saturated colours in a fantasy take on real life issues of culture and race. The artist herself was inspired by her own multicultural upbringing to create this set of 12 slightly unhinged images.

An upcoming event sees a fusion of art, fashion and music – the ultimate triple threat. Craig Dermody, lead singer of the romantically named band ‘Spider Vomit’, exhibits his ‘We can make it if we all Stick Together’ pieces in-store. Craig’s work is kitsch factor meets a twisted ‘Where the Wild Things are’ alternate reality. Basically he gets to indulge in every kids’ favourite destructive pastime and draw all over the family paintings (yet this time he doesn’t get into any trouble and creates something far more intriguing). Mark Barrage and Darren Sylvester will also be performing on the night and naturally you can browse through the racks of lovely Miss T, Audrey Rose and Evie & Anna designs. It all happens at 174 Chapel Street Windsor on Friday 20th March from 6pm until 9pm.

Finally we have a series called “Entrepreneur Motivator’ from the Fine Art students at RMIT. Over the weekend of Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March from 11am to 3pm the Smith Street Lofts, 49 Smith Street Fitzroy, will host the inspiring show. The brief was to create an image using motivational quotes from influential personalities so a few famous faces such as Henry Ford, Winston Churchill and of course Nelson Mandela are sure to pop up.

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