We went to an exhibition opening this evening. It was a retrospective of works by Anne Farren, a textile artist/designer (and friend of ours) doing amazing things in the textile industry here in Perth.
Her fabrics and lace pieces were breathtaking. There were beautiful and ghostly lace kimonos hanging from the ceiling. And a strange fabric sculpture garden thing.
There was also this dress made out of tape measures draped on this stunning naked model – obviously some witty commentary about fashion, clothes and notions of beauty… but it was too difficult to work out because she was just TOO stunning and TOO naked, and it was all just a little TOO distracting…
Southern Project Studio, 391 Canning Hwy, Melville. 2-4 May 2006.