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Homage to Frida – A photographic exhibition

Homage to Frida – A photographic exhibition

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This exhibition was inspired by four women who bonded over their love of Frida Kahlo and how Frida’s story connected them to their own stories of pain, vulnerability, and their struggles to make sense of it all. The personal nature of Frida’s work and her determined spirit are reasons why so many of us gravitate to her.

The women who developed this body of work are photographer Kris Ashpole; hair and make-up artist, Sabrina Melei, performing artist, Carly-Anne Evans; and stylist and set designer, Meg Ashpole.  

The series aims to tell the story of Frida’s experiences and her struggles with the traumatic physical and psychological events that took place during her life.  Objects and stylistic cues are used to reference the autobiographical nature of her work, the ever-present themes of death and questions of mortality, her strong individualistic nature, and her suffering. 

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Exhibition Events:   We are hosting several events throughout the week:

  • Thursday 5th July, 6-8pm:   Opening night
  • Friday 6th July, 12-7pm:  Drop by for cake and champagne to celebrate Frida’s birthday.
  • Saturday 7th July, 2pm: Award-winning make-up artist Sabrina Melei re-creates Frida showing how she developed ‘Frida’s’ look
  • Sunday 8th July, 2pm: Photographer Kris Ashpole talks about her inspiration for the series, followed by a tour of the exhibition by performance artist, Carly-Anne Evans (who modeled as Frida).  Carly-Anne will talk about how Frida influenced her and her unique perspective of the images.
  • Tuesday 10th July, 6pm:  Artist talk and discussion – see above.

The exhibition is opening on weekdays from 12pm to 7pm and on weekends from 10am to 4pm (with the opening from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday 5th July).

There will also be giveaways announced during the week – so watch this space.

“I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to better.” Frida Kahlo

Each of us has our own relationship to Frida and our own reasons for relating to her story.  What does Frida mean to you?

We hope to see you during the week.

With love,

Kris xx

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  • Millie

    Kris this will be wonderful, how clever and creative you are. All the best for an incredible event, wish I could visit and see what I know will be incredibly beautiful work. xx

    June 11, 2018 at 8:32 am

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