"Resourceful, brave and outrageous fashion decisions" from the citizens of Sierra Leone, that ended up on a highly successful blog.
Aid worker Jo Dunlop travelled to Freetown, Sierra Leone in 2011 in the aftermath of a bloody civil war. Unexpectedly, she found herself walking through streets of people oozing unique personal style, or, in her words, "Teeming with some of the most resourceful, brave and outrageous fashion decisions ever made."
Dunlop began a fashion blog called Freetown Fashpack and it gained international attention, later sparking an eight-part web series filmed by ABC Arts. In this touring exhibition from Bega Valley Regional Gallery, footage from the web series will sit alongside 15 larger-than-life photographic portraits from Dunlop's collection.
Exploring the connection between communication, fashion and the delightfulness of individual expression, Dunlop's photography exudes a sensitivity that allows her sitters to revel in their own personal brand of style.
There's always plenty on at Casula Powerhouse during April, so you could make an afternoon of it.
Published on April 03, 2017 by Lucy McNabb