Louis Kahan: Art, Theatre, Fashion

Town Hall Gallery | 9-Aug-2016
Previous exhibitions of Kahan's work have focused on paintings, and in particular portrait paintings. Our upcoming exhibition will be the first to explore Kahan's work as a tailor, fashion illustrator and theatre designer, and how these strands of his artistic output have meshed with his formal work as a painter.
Venue: Town Hall Gallery
Address: Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn, VIC 3122
Date: 27 August - 23 October 2016
Web: http://www.townhallgallery.com.au
: https://www.facebook.com/townhallgallery/
: https://www.instagram.com/townhallgallery/
: https://twitter.com/townhallgallery
EMail: townhallgallery@boroondara.vic.gov.au
Call: 03 9278 4626
KAHAN, Louis, (1905-2002), Still Life on Palette II, 1994, oil on canvas on marine ply, 70.5 x 91.5 cm,© Courtesy of Louis Kahan/Licensed by Viscopy 2016.
Tailoring, fashion and costume design were crucial aspects of Louis Kahan's journey as an artist. In Australia, Kahan contributed to a vibrant post-war arts scene where his training in art and tailoring in early twentieth-century Vienna and Paris influenced his later work.

This exhibition showcases an exciting artist who moved seamlessly across theatre, dress and illustration. It also provides the back story to one of Australia's migrant artists; a little-known story that includes work with the great fashion houses and celebrities of early twentieth century Europe.

Co-curated with Laura Jocic in collaboration with the Kahan Collection, Melbourne

Newsletter Sign Up

Join Our Growing Community

ART NEWS PORTAL is a global crowd sourced art news feed.
Everyone is welcome to share their art and culture related news.