Remember those pesky chain mail letters that you used to get in the post as a kid? Here is a far better execution of the concept, and it doesn’t involve ten of your friends (unless you bring them to the exhibition).
The project Chain Mail – True Self, was dreamed up by Melbourne’s GPO and The Jacky Winter Group and involves a group of 52 artists and the mail system. Jacky Winter will be sending out an A3 art board to a few of artists, who in turn will send it onto another artist. After each artist has left their mark, the artworks will be returned to MGPO and exhibited. Contributors range from illustrators, photographer to fashion designers and include Akira Isogawa, Kate Tucker, Dylan Martorell, David Bromley, Derek Henderson, Beci Orpin, James Gulliver Hancock and Kelly Thompson. Artworks will be themed around self-image and transformation.
All will be on display for three weeks in June at a purpose-built gallery space by Fabio Ongarato Design and Foolscap Studio at Melbourne’s GPO. Each piece will be available for $200, but the best part is that all proceeds will go to Fitted for Work (a not-for-profit that assists disadvantaged women and prepares them for the working world with clothing and a transition program).
The exhibition runs from Thursday 31 May to Sunday 24 June at Melbourne’s GPO (level one) during the general trading hours. For a full artist list, as well as a few behind-the-scenes shots, head to trueselfexhibition.tumblr.com.