Fascinating Pop-Up Exhibition

17 SEP 2018 - 30 SEP 2018
Ground Floor, near Myer
Fascinating. A collaborative photographic and millinery project by Atelier Eight and Nikosono. View the pop-up exhibition at Karrinyup for two weeks only, from the 17th to 30th September, on the Ground Floor near Myer. Plus, see the beautiful spring racing themed fashion on display, styled by Myer. 

Discover unique visions of Fascinators in the new exclusive photo series “Fascinating” by photographer Nikosono and Perth based milliner Michelle Church of Atelier Eight. In this conceptual series, Michelle and Nikosono mix fashion classic references and invented narratives in an attempt to undo millinery depiction stereotypes.

The photo series:
The photographic series «Fascinating» immerses us in the ever-widening and poetic world made up by the milliner Michelle Church of Atelier Eight and the photographer Nikosono. French Australian visual artist and photographer Nikosono, co-Art directed every image of the series with Michelle Church of Atelier Eight Millinery. Through unique designs and creative photographic takes on these fascinators especially designed and produced for the “Fascinating” photo series, the team have used symbols deeply entrenched in film noir inspiration and skilfully composed geometric lines and vibrant colours inspired by the advertising imagery of the eighties and the nineties. Atelier Eight’s fascinators can be contemplated in visions mixing realism and fantasy. Regardless of the genres, the recurring mood in these photos is made by a duo who adored drama, mystery, sensuality, alternative elegance with unconventional small touches of scandal.

In honour of Elaine Goddard, Michelle’s late sister in-law who sadly passed away from brain cancer in December 2017, a donation will be made from the sales of their artworks during exhibition events to the Charlie Teo Foundation. This remarkable foundation places it’s focus on channelling resources directly to the front line, using the donations they receive to go towards clinical trials, their researchers and medical teams working in labs, universities and hospitals across Australia. These are the teams making the breakthroughs and moving us towards a cure for brain cancer.