Wednesday, 3 February 2016

200 Years Teaser.

From the lens of the wonderful Bronwyn Kidd with creative direction & style from the uber beautiful and talented Virginia Dowzer, come these enchanting images to herald the forthcoming exhibition 
To be showing at the NGV Australian, Federation Square, from 5th March 2016.

Mr Brown's "Plain Jane" label will make an appearance in this first ever major survey of Australian fashions, from colonial times until the present.  And as well one of the Jane outfits is seen in the promotional imaging. (Above 2nd from left, top 3rd from left)

Plain Jane garments on parade at Inflation Nightclub in 1985.


Thursday, 28 January 2016

Monkeying around at Nic-Nak Castle.

Mr Browns mania for printing took to the walls of Nic-Nak Castles West Wing on a spare holiday afternoon just recently.  A frieze had long been discussed but the stipulation had been for Monkeys, so once the Monkey blocks had been carved, there seemed no excuse to delay the decoration.  So  now a riot of Passion Flowers, Acanthus Leaves, Peonies and said Monkeys frolic above the picture rail.  A touch of hand tinting is still to come.  Stay tuned.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Midsumma Carnival 2016.

Melbourne turned on a hot and sunny afternoon for the 2016 edition of Carnival, Midsumma Festivals main event.  Thousands of gay/queer/trans/bi and other odd assorted folks descended on the Alexandra Gardens by the banks of the Yarra River for a sizzling day of fun and entertainment. Awash with a sea of colour and a million rainbow flags Carnival delivered its usual dose of culture, campers and carry-on.

And as the sun set on another Carnival Day it was time to amp up the tunes for another instalment of T-Dance to round out the festivities.

Ahh...Happy Midsumma Melbourne.