The exhibition merges stories, memories, photographic art, floristry and fashion design in a unique, dreamy way that engages all the senses. In the presence of colour, smell, sounds, and music your own memories are stimulated by the merging and interpretation of all the exhibits. I hesitate to give too much away of what the exhibits are as they really need to be seen and experienced. There is a dreamy, ephemeral quality to some of them and colour, movement and life to others. The themes of seasons, age, memories, and family run through this exhibition and visitors will find themselves reacting to these in their individual way. The details presented in the fashion and floral arrangements are truly exquisite and time needs to be taken to fully appreciate the craft and artistry, talent and work that has gone into these.
While the main exhibition takes place at fortyfivedownstairs there are also a number of exhibits in the lobby of the Grand Hyett Melbourne that you should see either before or after the exhibition (or during your stay perhaps). Again, these are wonderful examples of the artistry and very successful collaboration between the three artists and result in a wonderful experience for all the sense. All hotels need to include art in their lobbies! And whilst in the Hyatt why not visit the very cool Ru-Co bar for a pre- or post-visit drink.
Together with their team, the three artists, Pam Davison, the visual storyteller, Linda Britten, the couture designer and Victoria Whitelaw, the florist extraordinaire, have put together an exhibition, or rather an experience, that should not be missed. The exhibition is part of the upcoming Melbourne Fashion Week, entry is free. A small shop is attached at the end of the exhibition where gifts and clothing based on the exhibition can be coveted and bought. Access for visitors who are unable to climb stairs can be arranged through the loading dock.
Additionally, on September 5th, there will be a runway show (7 pm-9 pm) of Linda Britten's designs in the exhibition space. This is a paid event and tickets can be bought here and the proceeds go to the Very Special Kids Charity.