Oh boy, do we have some news for you! We’ve teamed up with Melbourne’s GPO to present ‘True Self’, a charity exhibition guaranteed to blow your socks off. Crafted in collaboration with local heroes Fabio Ongarato Design and Foolscap Studio, True Self will see MGPO’s first floor balcony transformed into a purpose-built gallery from June 1 to 24, 2012.
Fifty-two of Australia’s best and brightest artists have stepped up to take part; showcasing their skills in varying disciplines including fine art, illustration, photography and fashion design. The calibre of artists is incredible, and with names such as Akira Isogawa, Kate Tucker and Beci Orpin involved, you know you’re in for something really special. These fifty-two superstars are currently collaborating with each other to create A3-sized artworks which will be on display for the three week show.
With the theme of chain-mail at the heart of the concept, we’ve sent each artboard out to an artist who will in turn send it onto another. After each artist has left their mark, the artboard will be returned back to MGPO and then exhibited at True Self. These collaborative artworks will draw from themes such as self-image and transformation, and will all be shared via the postal system. You may think that this all sounds too good to be true – but guess what? It’s true.
The best part is that the originals on display will be available for sale, with all proceeds going to charity Fitted for Work. To check out the full artist list and indulge in some good vibes, be sure to head to the True Self website.