Louis Kahan: Art, Theatre, Fashion

Published by: 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
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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

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