On now at the Hawthorn Town Hall Gallery.
Tailoring, fashion and costume design were crucial aspects of Louis Kahanâ€™s journey as an artist. In Australia, Kahan contributed to a vibrant post-war arts scene where his experiences 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 Australiaâ€™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.
What: Louis Kahan: Art, Theatre, Fashion exhibition
Where: The Hawthorn Town Hall Gallery, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat
When: until Sunday October 23rd, 2016
More information: at the website.
KAHAN, Louis, (1905-2002), Dorothy Lamour, 1947, pencil on paper, 29 x 21 cm.