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Brisbane Festival’s largest First Nations program will be presented as part of this year’s Festival from 3 – 25 September, celebrating Queensland and Australian talent across all genres from live music and dance to visual art and fashion.
A highlight event across the Brightly Brisbane opening weekend is First Nations Fashion: Walking In Two Worlds, commissioned by Brisbane Festival and created by multicultural Australian artist Grace Lillian Lee. Walking In Two Worlds melds contemporary garments and textiles by First Nations designers, dance, film and live music in an evocative cultural celebration, with two shows on Sunday 5 September at South Bank Piazza.
With a shortage of media-worthy assets available, Aruga jumped to it and created our own. Engaging one of Queensland’s most revered news photographers, Glenn Hunt, Aruga coordinated a fashion-forward photoshoot at South Bank’s Rainforest Green with the aim of showcasing the event’s multidisciplinary offering and Brightly Brisbane roots.
The shoot featured Pierce Jones, Perry Mooney and Boysie Power showcasing garments from four Indigenous designers, joined by Australasian Dance Collective’s Tyrel Dulvarie.
The resulting images secured a page 3 story in The Australian and garnered significant engagement on Brisbane Festival’s social channels.
Enjoy this sneak peek and book your tickets to this very special event via brisbanefestival.com.au