Composer and musician Gareth Farr met Glitterpopalicious today at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts Gallery. Gareth, aka star of Drumdrag, Lilith La Croix, took time out of his busy schedule to view the BraveArt collection before he leaves for the Edinburgh Festival.
Lilith modeled for this bold and glitterized BraveArt work created by Newtown artist Xoe Hall.
In two weeks time Sarah Connolly CBE, one of the foremost British mezzo sopranos, will be performing Gareth’s “Relict Furies” at the Edinburgh International Festival 2014.It will be the World Premiere of “Relict Furies”, which he composed as an EIF commission for mezzo soprano and double string orchestra. This performance is part of the prestigious Queen's Hall series. Full details can be found on the Edinburgh International Festival website.
Jess Dewsnap from Photography by Woolf took the final studio shots of the last two artworks today. She said that the huge variety in the collection has been the most positive feature of the BraveArt works
Then BraveArt CanSurvive team members were the first to use the brand new Dominion Post photo studio at the paper's new offices in the Telecom building on Willis Street. Photographer Maarten Holl took shots to accompany a Katie Chapman's news story which has hit the front page! Keep an eye out for updates of other BraveArt involvement in the regional Wellington newspapers. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/10270667/Torso-talk-Fundraiser-takes-shape
BraveArt made its stage debut last night with a dramatic showing of Glitterpopalicious by Newtown artist Xoe Hall on the torso of Lilith LaCroix. At the cabaret variety show at Whitireia Performance Centre, to support Wellington actress Hayley Sproull take 'Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues' to tour the Edinburgh Fringe Festival later this month, Lilith and Xoe met on stage and revealed the BraveArt work to a hugely appreciative audience. Several other BraveArt works were on display at the theatre entrance for audience members to admire.
Lilith (Gareth Farr) was surprised and stunned by Xoe's BraveArt work in pop art style. "It is just perfect!" she exclaimed. Xoe has painted and 'glitterized' the work as a tribute to the dazzling star who is always an advocate for the positive powers of humour and laughter as a way of coping with life's challenges.That was his/her motivation when invited to join the BraveArt project to support the CanSurvive group.
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