Very exciting news today: the Australian Centre for the Moving Image have asked me to chair a panel discussion with Wendy Cork and Robyn Healy.
Wendy is the costume designer for upcoming film ‘Ladies in Black’ (link to theatrical trailer) and Robyn is head of fashion and textiles at RMIT. We’ll be talking about the new film and fashions of the time.
‘Ladies in Black’ is based the book ‘Women in Black’ by Madeleine St John, and is set in 1959. It focuses on the lives of a group of shop ladies who work the floor at a prestigious Sydney department store, and a changing Australia. It stars Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice, Vincent Perez, Noni Hazelhurst and Rachael Taylor and was directed by Bruce Beresford.
From the ACMI site:
Wendy will offer an in-depth look into her process for translating Madeleine St John’s unforgettable characters from the page to the big screen, and there will be an opportunity to see some of her glamorous work from the film.
Having designed costumes for more than 40 film and television productions, Wendy Cork’s credits include the UK mini-series Indian Summers, starring Julie Walters; the series Banished, a Jimmy McGovern drama about the First Fleet’s arrival at Sydney Cove starring David Wenham, Russell Tovey and Ryan Corr; Winchester starring Helen Mirren and The Olivia-Newton John Story biopic to name a few. Her work can also be seen in the second season of Secret City for Matchbox Pictures, and she also designed costumes for the Rockstar game L.A. Noire for the PlayStation platform.
What: Wendy Cork In Conversation, with Robyn Healy and Nicole Jenkins
When: Sunday 16th September 4pm to 5.30pm
Where: ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne
Bookings essential – click here
More information: see the ACMI website.
Hope to see you there!
Image reproduced courtesy Sony.