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July’s Top Art Expos

July 1, 2016
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Winter might not be everyone’s favourite time of year, but it is the perfect season to spend your weekends checking out the latest art exhibitions. And, with so many exciting expos lined up this year, there really is no excuse to get your artsy head on!

Whether you check out Melbourne’s fabulous fashion exhibition, or Brisbane’s range of unique Cindy Sherman self-portraits, there’s plenty going on around the country this winter to give you a satisfying dose of culture!

What: 200 Years of Australian Fashion
Where:
NGV Australia, Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC 3000
When: Until 31 July 2016

If you’re after a dose of style-spiration this month, get yourself down to Melbourne for this fantastic exhibition. With over 120

works from more than 90 designers, this is the first major survey of Australian fashion to be undertaken in this country. Presented across four huge galleries, 200 Years of Australian Fashion celebrates Australia’s unique impact on the fashion industry internationally.

What to Wear: Fashion is the talking point here, so dial things up a little, darling. Keep it chic in a black roll neck, leather jacket and skinny jeans, while adding a touch of glam with towering heels.

Australian Fashion

What: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Where: Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney, NSW 2000
When: Until 9 Oct 2016

Ok, you have a little more time to get to this one, but we’d still recommend seeing it as soon as you can! A rare chance to see masterpieces by the two leading figures of Mexican 20th-century art, this exhibition presents 33 artworks from the renowned collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman, including incredible self-portrait paintings and drawings by Frida Kahlo. Who we heart!

What to Wear: Take an artsy approach to this exhibition by opting for a vintage-inspired striped sweater, skinny jeans in a block colour, flat lace-up brogues and a pair of quirky frames.

Frida Kahlo

Nickolas Muray Frida Kahlo in blue dress 1939 The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

Top image credit:

Nickolas Muray Frida with Olmec figurine, Coyoacan 1939 Courtesy of Throckmorton Fine Art, Inc © Nickolas Muray Photo Archive


What:
Cindy Sherman
Where: GOMA, Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, Brisbane, QLD 4101
When: Until 3 Oct 2016

Head up to Brisbane this month to check out the GOMA’s not-to-be-missed Cindy Sherman exhibition. Renowned for her mastery of masquerade, the unique photographer’s own image is at the centre of a thought-provoking assortment of character studies created over decades. Sherman explores modern society’s obsession with aspiration, narcissism and the cult of celebrity.

What to Wear: Cindy Sherman is known for playing characters in her photography, so why not opt for something that’s normally out of your comfort zone? If you’re a jeans-and-tee-kinda-girl, rock a frock in a fun print or colour.

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