Customs House, Homage

Alexia Sinclair
This event has concluded
Dates:
Hours:
Entry Fee: Free
Exhibition Event:
Official Opening 04/05/2012 9:00 am

Homage: ‘The Regal Twelve’ (2004-2007) ‘The Royal Dozen’ (2008-2010)

Princesses, warlords, dandies and divas take the stage to form two highly complex fine art series titled ‘The Regal Twelve’ and ‘The Royal Dozen’.

Through the study of nobility in history and portraiture, Alexia Sinclair has produced twenty-four innovative artworks formed from thousands of photographs and illustrations.

Forming a collection titled ‘Homage’ Sinclair pays tribute to the historical figures that form these series.

Legends of the lives of the nobles continue to captivate us today, from the pampered decadence of Marie Antoinette to the epic legend of Alexander the Great. Other rulers who also form these series are less renowned yet equally intriguing. An unusual blend of Royalty, their selection was based on their contrasts in leadership, their flamboyancies and their enduring influence upon society.

Travelling the globe photographing architecture and landscapes, Sinclair returned to Australia to hand make bespoke costuming for each portrait. Photographing actors, props and sets, she then meticulously stitched together each component in postproduction along with hand illustrations.

In the style of the renaissance painters, Sinclair weaves a myriad of delicious symbols and motifs into each portrait, allowing each story to unfold.

Exploring the complexities of the famous, the infamous and the obscure, these portraits celebrate historical realities within the guise of contemporary fantasy, a kind of conversation between the past and present.

Princesses,
warlords,
dandies
and
divas
take
the
stage
to
form
two
highly
complex
fine
art
series
titled
THE
REGAL
TWELVE
and
THE
ROYAL
DOZEN.
Through
the
study
of
nobility
in
history
and
portraiture,
multimedia
artist
Alexia
Sinclair
has
produced
twenty-­?four
innovative
artworks
formed
from
thousands
of
photographs
and
illustrations.
Legends
of
the
lives
of
the
nobles
continue
to
captivate
us
today,
from
the
pampered
decadence
of
Marie
Antoinette
to
the
epic
legend
of
Alexander
the
Great.
Other
rulers
who
also
form
these
series
are
less
renowned
yet
equally
intriguing.
An
unusual
blend
of
Royalty,
their
selection
was
based
on
their
contrasts
in
leadership,
their
flamboyancies
and
their
enduring
influence
upon
society.
Travelling
the
globe
photographing
architecture
and
landscapes,
Sinclair
returned
to
Australia
to
hand
make
bespoke
costuming
for
each
portrait.
Photographing
role-­?
playing
models
and
props
in
the
studio,
she
then
meticulously
stitched
together
her
photographs
and
hand
illustrations
like
pieces
from
a
jigsaw
puzzle.
In
the
style
of
the
renaissance
Masters,
Sinclair
weaves
a
myriad
of
delicious
symbols
and
motifs
into
each
portrait,
allowing
each
story
to
unfold.
Exploring
the
complexities
of
the
famous,
the
infamous
and
the
obscure,
these
portraits
celebrate
historical
realities
within
the
guise
of
contemporary
fantasy,
a
kind
of
conversation
between
the
past
and

 

 

This event has concluded
Dates:
Hours:
Entry Fee: Free
Exhibition Event:
Official Opening 04/05/2012 9:00 am
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