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LUXE in the Perfume Gardens

October 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Art, Performance and Fashion
Entry: $20 | Cash bar only
Time: 5pm – 11.30pm
Dress code: Red carpet

– – – – – – About the Event – – – – – –

Artgaze Lab Inc & Full Throttle Theatre Company present a fabulous fashion parade, combined with guest artist Lance Balchin’s photography, & screening of acclaimed fashion documentary, ‘Dianne Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel’ (2011).

This unique event also includes art, roaming mime performers from Props Youth Theatre, plus Artgaze Lab Inc’s Pop up Vinyl & Sounds. Food & refreshments will be available to purchase. Full Throttle & Artgaze Lab Inc’s Pagoda Bar will provide cocktails and refreshments.

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Balchin’s approach to post-production film and photography is truly unique, & his work has been published in fashion & art magazines such as Vogue and Viewbug Online. Balchin’s moody art & fashion photography, with references to famous historical portraits, will be on display throughout the night on the big screen. there will be a short Q&A with Balchin during interval.

Equally enchanting exhibition spaces, set amongst the flora of the gardens will showcase artwork referencing the theme ‘fairytale’. Exhibiting artists include: Natasha Wills, Jeanette Hutchinson, Carly Sheil, Janne Bogomiagkova, Bernadette Ashley and Sabine Carter.

– – – – – – About the Fashion – – – – – –

Expect a magical luxe fashion parade just before sunset, while sipping champagne or a Perfumed Garden cocktail. We will be showcasing our favourite CBD boutiques, and charity fashion outlet Lifeline City Store, as well as artisan accessories. Our guest makeup artist is the fabulous Nikki Noodle Mua with Runway deportment courtesy of Fashion Zen Style’s Liz Simonsen.Racewear, hats, evening and formal fantasy gowns, will grace the runway.This is the perfect opportunity if you are looking for something for an upcoming exhibition opening, graduation, black tie or Melbourne Cup event and showcases local business alongside charity. Gracing the runway will be: Lifeline City Store, Milou Dress House, Bluebell Trading, Retro 157, Flash Trash and Vintage Rose.

– – – – – – About the Feature film – – – – – –

‘Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel’ (2011) is a documentary that explores the fashion doyenne’s maverick world of art, culture and fashion over the decades. Vreeland – still recognized today as The Empress of Fashion – is a style icon who forever changed the way we experience fashion, art and life. She believed in the power of dreams, defied all rules and revolutionized everything she touched. “There’s only one very good life and that’s the life you know you want and you make it yourself.” – Diana Vreeland.

This project has been supported with assistance from The Regional Arts Development Fund, a Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Townsville City Council partnership to support local arts and culture.


October 17, 2015
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Perfumed Garden
Corner of Stokes and Walker St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia