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"Fairies & Folklore" Once Upon A Blythe Exhibition

BY Auguste Clown Gallery | 23-Jul-2015
Following on from our inaugural Once Upon A Blythe exhibition in February this year, Blythe returns to Australia for our highly anticipated follow up show Fairies and Folklore International Doll Exhibition on show at Auguste Clown Gallery from 7th – 23rd August.
Folklore and fairy tales are more than just cultural time capsules, they are magical moral lessons that inspire and whimsify. Myths and legends, passed down from generation to generation by spoken word around the campfire, continue to inspire creativity in the hearts of artists worldwide.

Featuring a fairytale range of customised dolls on display and for sale, Fairies and Folklore pays tribute to the big eyed beauty of Blythe while showcasing the finest talent in Blythe doll customization and artistry. The original Blythe doll was released in 1972 by Kenner Toy Company in the United States, Japan and Australia. Forty years on, Blythe dolls continue to inspire artists, designers and photographers to recreate her look and personality again and again.

The Fairies and Folklore exhibition will bring together the work of more than 40 doll artists from around the world and celebrate Blythe as the much loved collectable and fashion icon she has become.

“Like legend and myth, magic fades when it is unused -- hence all the old tales of elfin kingdoms moving further and further away from our world, or that magical beings require our faith, our belief in their existence, to survive. That is a lie. All they require is our recognition.” ¬― Charles de Lint

Fairies & Folklore: Once Upon a Blythe Exhibition
Opening Night and Reception: Friday 7th August, 6pm - 8pm
Presented by Auguste Clown Gallery
52 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne Australia
Exhibition On view from 7th –23rd August (free entry)

Featuring:

Almond Doll
Babycatface Dollies
Black Ribbon Blythes
Blue Butterfly Dolls
Blythe Fairy Tales
Blythe Laboratory
BlytheandShine
Candyman
Chinalilly Dolls
Cindy Sowers
Colin Chau
Dafnery Dolls
Dakawaiidolls
Dolls-Kingdom
Erin Deir
Forty Winks Doll Studio
Happibug
Hello Blythe
I Have Wings
Jacky Vo
JemGirl
JG-Blythecustom
Julia Cabral Dolls
Katinka Doll
K-Dolls Heaven
Melacacia
Melancholy Kitties
My Delicious Bliss
Orchid’s Designs
Photos4Sue
Poison Girl’s Dolls
Powderpuff Dolls
Rainfable Dolls
Rudy Fig
SCoLaDolls
StableHouse
Sweet Days
Taradolls
Tiina Dollies
Tiny Cute Things
Umami Baby
Virginia Silio
Willow Designs

About Auguste Clown Gallery

Auguste Clown is a Melbourne underground art gallery dedicated to showing some of the most interesting and notable pop surrealist artists from around the world. To view the full list of represented artists and their biographies, visit www.augusteclown.com