Sunday, February 28, 2010

Prudence Rees-Lee

Prudence Rees-Lee is an artist and musician. She is the creative force behind accessory label PHILOS-o-FACE and half of the music performance project Hammocks and Honey.

In November 2008 she launched PHILOS-o-FACE, a line of resin brooches which featured the faces of some of history’s most influential, but unrecognizable, thinkers. In March 2010 Prudence will be releasing a limited line of brooches and necklaces featuring people chosen by her band. The new range sees a departure from often unrecognizable faces of philosophers and film makers from the past collections instead embracing the inescapable realm of pop culture. In May Hammocks and Honey will be releasing their debut EP on Special Award Records.

Prue will be launching The Art of Fashion at Lenko boutique in Cathedral Arcade on Friday 11 March from 5pm-7pm. The Insert Coin Here machines will be at Alice Euphemia (next door to Lenko) that week.

The Art of Fashion, 2010, resin, brooch clasp, photographic paper, adhesive vinyl

These brooches are part of the new PHILOS-o-FACE collection The Art of Fashion. Using repetition to engage with the tensions between mechanical reproduction and the post GFC preoccupation with the handmade, the work plays with ideas of fan culture, image saturation and memorabilia and challenges the once categories of wearable jewelry and art object.

Also, a Prince necklace is just really fucking cool.

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Insert Coin Here

is a group exhibition curated by Nella Themelios & Kim Brockett. The exhibition is part of the 2010 L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival cultural program.

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comprises of two vending machines strategically placed in public spaces around the Melbourne CBD. Containing limited edition 'fashion objects' produced by over 60 Melbourne-based artists, the vending machines are activated when a member of the public inserts a $2 coin. The exhibition explores alternative interfaces of exchange for fashion, the mechanised system as a form of 'fashion dialogue'. More broadly, it thinks through discourses around public space and the role that fashion might play in it.

1 - 31 March 2010

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