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What's on @ Lopdell: Katharina Kercher - Mannequin

What's on @ Lopdell
Katharina Kercher - Mannequin

8 March - 8 April 2013
In this series of work, Titirangi based photographer Katharina Kercher offers glimpses into the curious world of mannequin manufacture. It marks the 75th anniversary of Purfex mannequin factory, it is the outcome of documenting months of packing up their large workshop and moving to smaller premises here in New Lynn.
Katharina Kercher has a longstanding interest in mannequins, their seductive and idealized beauty. The images invite the viewer to get a look at how mannequins are being made as well as experience the sensuous and all too human appearance of mannequins.
Mannequin March: window walk

8 March - 6 April 2013
Ten artists and fashion designers have collaborated with selected New Lynn shop front windows and the Purfex Mannequin Company to create beautiful window installations. The installations shall remain in windows until the 6th of April where it will culminate in a live Charity Auction. More details to follow.
Artists included in the exhibition:
Ioane Ioane, Jo Torr, Tracy Tawhiao, Niki Hastings-McFall, Diane Rimmer, fashion label Strangely Normal, Doris du Pont of the Fashion Museum in collaboration with Stefan Sinclair of Two Hands Tattoo, the Purfex team, and the fashion departments form NZ Fashion Tech and Whitecliffe College of Art.

Download your window walk map here
Lopdell House Gallery would like to take this opportunity to thank Les Mills for their support and acknowledge the generosity of our sponsor Purfex.
Mannequin March: Family Day

Saturday 9 March 10am-2pm
Join us in Todd Triangle for a free, fun-filled family day of body related activities.
There will be body painting and make-up demonstrations, henna artists, a collaborative paper-pulp body sculpture; mime artists, fitness demonstrations from the team at Les Mills and a sewing café held by artist Cristina Beth.
Occuring the same day, just down the road, is the official opening of McCrae Way, which will be celebrated by Auckland City Council with a bouncy castle, FREE icecream and stiltwalkers.
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Address: 5 Totara Ave, New Lynn
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am - 4.30pm
Admission is free thanks to the support of Auckland Council


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